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Saturday, October 13 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Mister Rogers

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If you are under the age of 52, you probably grew up singing “It’s You I Like” with Mr. Rogers. The show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood turned 50 this year, and to mark the anniversary Maxwell King, former director of the Fred Rogers Center, wrote The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers. Was Fred Rogers a complicated or conflicted guy? Of course. Was he also the kind, understanding, good person that he portrayed in his TV persona? Most emphatically, yes. Was Tom Hanks a good choice to play Mr. Rogers in an upcoming movie? That’s above our paygrade to say. But we know you will want to hear Maxwell King discuss the life and times of Fred Rogers with WBUR’s Deborah Becker.

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Deborah Becker

Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice, and education. Becker is also a substitute host on several WBUR programs and helps produce and report for various WBUR special projects. She also worked on the launch... Read More →

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Maxwell King

Maxwell King has had a long career in journalism and philanthropy. He spent much of his career as a journalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, becoming an assistant city editor in 1973 and a city editor a year later. He held a variety of editorial positions before becoming editor of... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
BPL McKim Exhibition Hall Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

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