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Program
Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Episode
Mister Rogers Neighborhood Special: Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood
Episode
Nighttime in Misteroger's Neighborhood
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-512-5q4rj49k3f
NOLA Code
NMRN
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Description
Episode Description
Fred Rogers is joined by his Neighborhood regulars in this one-hour special which includes an actual car ride through the Neighborhood, an original pantomime dance and hide-and-seek animation, mixed with Mister Rogers usual intimate communication. A flashlight with good strong batteries, begins the program. Its the insides that are so important, says Mister Rogers as he shows the batteries. Just as your insides your feelings are so very important. He sings Its a beautiful day in this neighborhood and goes on to talk about some of the things we wonder about concerning night. He shows us the moon through a telescope and how it looks (film footage) over the ocean and over the big city. Chef Brockett and Mister Rogers take a ride through the Neighborhood and see some familiar neighbors on their porches. Mister Rogers is startled by an unexpected visitor, Mrs. Saunders cat. His four-year-old neighbor fetches the kitten and Mister Rogers asks to watch him and his mother put the baby to bed. Then the mother and child read a story before the child goes to bed. Mister Rogers asks Picture-Picture for a story. Picture-Picture shows us a story about the Firefly and the Raccoon. The story gives Lady Aberlin the idea that she plays Tiger and Firefly Hide and Seek with Daniel tiger. Then Lady Aberlin, Dr. Platypus, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat unintentionally awake Lady Elaine from a dream in which the King and Queen were kissing. When Lady Elaine insists that the royal couple show her a real kiss, King Friday tells her that some kisses are private. The King instead invites Lady Elaine and the others to his DR Room where four dancing raccoons pantomime a mother and father helping their two young raccoons get settled for the night. The sound of the night such as crickets can sometimes make it hard for us to fall asleep. Mister Rogers speaks of how this was so when he was a little boy and sings Please dont think its funny when you want extra kiss. There are lots of people who sometimes feel like this. Officer Clemmons is on night duty so Mister Rogers and he talk and sing about lonely feelings. A teenage neighbor later helps Officer Clemmons find a pet raccoon which has been lost. The Neighborhood firneds are all settled for the night and Mister Rogers ends his special with a reminder of how close tomorrow is when the nighttime comes. And tomorrow is a time for getting up and enjoying another day. He asks his audience to sing Tomorrow with him. Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood is an NET production made possible by a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. Produced at NETs Pittsburgh affiliate, WQED, by Fred Rogers. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Program Description
Young children in the New York area will get a special present to give their favorite grown-ups. The present is from their personal friend Fred Rogers, star and creator of NETs daily childrens series Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and it is a way for them to express some of the things they feel about the night time. Mister Rogers reaches into the common fantasies which a child may have about night and comes up with an-hour-long color special about nighttime for children and their parents. Viewers will spend Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood with Fred and his friends who together explore some of the feelings, the beauties, the animals, and the fantasies of night. In his usual caring way Fred Rogers combines talk, song, dance, pantomime and animation into a program which will help children grow from within. There is a ride through the Neighborhood with Chef Brockett and a special dance by Lady Aberlin as well as a pantomime by four Dancing raccoons in the DR Room of King Friday and Queen Sara of Make-Believe. Mister Rogers sings some new songs and talks about some of the feelings he had about night when he was a little boy. Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood is an NET production made possible by a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. Produced at NETs Pittsburgh affiliate, WQED, by Fred Rogers. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast Date
1969-11-23
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Special
Children’s
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:33.163
Credits
Executive Producer: Taff, Paul K.
Performer: Rogers, Fred
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: cpb-aacip-46fd1dbca03 (Filename)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
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Citations
Chicago: “Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Mister Rogers Neighborhood Special: Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Nighttime in Misteroger's Neighborhood,” 1969-11-23, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 2, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-5q4rj49k3f.
MLA: “Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Mister Rogers Neighborhood Special: Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Nighttime in Misteroger's Neighborhood.” 1969-11-23. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 2, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-5q4rj49k3f>.
APA: Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Mister Rogers Neighborhood Special: Nighttime in Mister Rogers Neighborhood; Nighttime in Misteroger's Neighborhood. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-5q4rj49k3f