As the world marks 50 years since the debut of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” King’s book paints the definitive portrait of an American icon who changed children’s television forever.
Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, King traces Rogers’ personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. From childhood stories and relationships with his family to the role religion played in his work, his close collaboration with leading childhood development experts, and his attempt to make television for adults, “The Good Neighbor” tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon.
At this launch event, King will speak with History Center CEO Andy Masich about his work on “The Good Neighbor” and sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale. Attendees may also take advantage of a cash bar offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
You can purchase tickets online. Doors open at 6 p.m.