TV-PG | Most streaming platforms | 1 hr 34 min
Released in January of 2018
SUMMARY: Few people are more respected than Fred Rogers and, perhaps, even fewer have embodied what it means to treat people with dignity and respect better than Mr. Rogers. In Won’t You Be My Neighbor? fellow actors, stagehands, and guests of the show reflect on the revolutionary nature of his television show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and his passion for talking to kids about difficult subjects including war, anger, death, and racism.
While his passion was clearly for the younger generations Rogers motivating factor, rooted in his Christian faith, of treating everyone with dignity and respect is an excellent example of what it means to live out the belief that all humans are made in the image of God.
KEY QUOTE: “Fred’s theology was love your neighbor and love yourself. And he saw that communication as the most deeply spiritual thing that he could be doing.”
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