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PBS distribution has long been a staple in my home and that of many Americans across the world. A lot of that work would not be available to us if not for the work of one Mr. Fred Rogers. I was delighted to see the recent release of Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like DVD. This DVD was one that moved me to tears more than handful of times and made me feel hopeful in the hour that I watched it not only for public television but for people that got to see Mister Rogers work. PBS distribution works to spread his and others’ positive message throughout the world and would make a great gift during the holidays.
I was happy to review the DVD release of “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” due to having watched the show in the late 80’s as a child myself. I got to see how the show came about, how the creativity and spirit of Fred Rogers touched those around him. I was surprised to learn new things about his own childhood, his illnesses, his motivation and conviction to be attentive and proactive about acknowledging children’s feelings and importance. It was such an inspirational DVD and I couldn’t stop talking about it and sharing it with others in person and online. It was different from the other Mister Rogers DVD as it showed not only the workings of the show, but what happened with Mister Rogers before and after the show. They also present his son, wife and colleagues and their thoughts on the show and the man himself.
It is amazing how much detail, love, compassion and care can be packed into one hour. It is amazing to see Fred Rogers at different stages of his life, on set, with his family and how his commitment to having others value themselves never changed. I had seen snippets of his meeting when attempting to save public television funding, but never like this. I was surprised how much power his words carried. He discussed topics I never realized about, such as the assassination of JFK, because children would be hearing about it and he did not want them to be confused. He discussed race, feelings, big and difficult subjects and made those he worked with feel loved as well as his family. It was a deeply touching DVD to watch.
You can find this DVD on the PBS shop page currently priced at $14.99 and can get it in just in time for Christmas. Follow PBS Distribution on Facebook and Twitter. The greatest news and episode information can be found on their social platforms.