The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers - Part 4, Chapters 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

Maxwell King
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Part 4 begins with another quote from Fred Rogers: “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.” (227).

Chapter 15, “On Hiatus” In present-tense narration, author King describes sequences in the adult-oriented program Fred Rogers developed when he stepped away from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in the mid-1970’s. Shifting into past tense, the author then describes how the program was designed to connect with, and inspire, adults in a similar way to how Fred connected with, and inspired, children; he also comments, however, that Fred’s energy, style, and persona did not particularly fit well with adult audiences. These programs never seemed to find an audience in the four years that Fred was producing them; but a series of specials, in which...

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