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Mister Rogers talks in a way young children understand, at a pace they can absorb and with a consistency that creates a calm, safe place for preschoolers. Topics with sensitive emotional concerns are always carefully blended with fun and whimsy to match a young child's interests and level of understanding.

TV Schedule

Work #1530 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers talks about his work of making television programs and writing songs, then shows a film of children playing and explains that, in a way, play is a kind of "work" that kids do.

  • KET Sunday, February 22 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1546 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows how the studio musicians play the music for his TV show. King Friday wants to have a bass violin festival, but he is the only one who actually plays the bass violin. Lady Elaine tries disguising her accordion as a bass violin so she can be part of the festival.

  • KET Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1547 [TV-Y]
Yo-Yo Ma visits Mister Rogers and plays the cello. King Friday insists that everyone learn to play the bass violin, but several of the neighbors are having trouble with it.

  • KET Sunday, March 8 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1548 [TV-Y]
Folk singer Ella Jenkins teaches Chuck Aber and Mister Rogers a hand-clapping game. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, all the neighbors try to figure out how to include a bass violin in what they do best so they can be in the festival. Lady Aberlin decides to try dancing with a bass violin rather than playing it.

  • KET Sunday, March 15 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1550 [TV-Y]
The bass violin festival is a great success. Not everyone can play the instrument, but each person figures out a way to use it.

  • KET Sunday, March 22 at 5:30 am EST

Closed Captioned How People Make Trumpets/Plans for Comet Celebrating #1561 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows a film of Mr. McFeely's visit to a trumpet factory. King Friday declares that an approaching comet belongs to him and decrees a week of celebration in its honor.

  • KET Sunday, March 29 at 5:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Opera: A Star for Kitty #1562 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers and Chuck Aber play a game of basketball and talk about the importance of trying hard and playing well—whether you win or not. At a planetarium, Mister Rogers sees pictures of the moon, stars, and a comet.

  • KET Sunday, April 5 at 5:30 am EDT

Opera: A Star for Kitty #1563 [TV-Y]
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis visits Joe Negri's Music Shop, talks about music, and plays "It's You I Like." In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is still looking for the comet.

  • KET Sunday, April 12 at 5:30 am EDT

Environment #1617 [TV-Y]
Mr. McFeely takes Mister Rogers to a recycling center to see what happens to discarded bags, bottles, and cans. The residents of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe learn that the dumps at both Some Place Else and Westwood are full and wonder where they're going to put their trash.

  • KET Sunday, April 19 at 5:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Opera: A Star for Kitty #1564 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers hosts a celebration honoring his television friends and visits a factory to see how candles are made. The comet arrives with a special message, and the residents of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe celebrate Henrietta's birthday.

  • KET Sunday, April 26 at 5:30 am EDT
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   Price available upon request.
   teacher's guide with activities based on episode themes: Mister Rogers' Plan & Play Book
   Family Communications
   4802 Fifth Ave.
   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

   Price available upon request.
   "When Your Child Goes to School" booklet
   Family Communications
   4802 Fifth Ave.
   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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