We are all familiar with this program because we practically grew up on it! In fact, there has never been another program like it since. Therefore, let’s take a look at some weird but true facts surrounding this beloved show from our childhood. Take a look:
1. Popular for decades.
He was a very powerful influence on TV for kids everywhere.
2. He started off working for the big times!
When he graduated from college, he went to work for NBC in NYC as an assistant producer. However, once he learned that his hometown of Pittsburgh was starting a public television station. So, he gave up his career to go home to do the show and never looked back.
3. He spoke slowly for a good reason.
He discovered that if he used 124 words per minute that it was the correct pace for kids ages 3-5.
4. George Romero got his first job on the show.
Now famous for zombie film making, George got his first paying gig on Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood shooting segments.