Few television personalities have touched people like Mister Rogers. Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the town made famous by golfer Arnold Palmer. Mister Rogers was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, but his real ministry was to children through public television.
On Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Fred was the voice behind King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday, Curious X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Daniel Striped Tiger, Donkey Hodie and Lady Elaine Fairchild. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood won 4 Emmy awards and Fred Rogers received 1 Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
Fred Rogers' statue looks across the Allegheny River toward the City of Pittsburgh. Mister Rogers statue was dedicated on November 5, 2009 and is located on the North Shore near Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center, the County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Monument.
A gift to the people of the City of Pittsburgh and County of Allegheny, honoring children and celebrating the enduring values of Fred Rogers, creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Dedicated November 5, 2009
Made possible by the generosity of Cordelia S. May and Colcom Foundation
Family Communications, Inc.