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Program
Mister Rogers Meets an Astronaut
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-w66930q59x
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Description
Program Description
"On the eve of the Apollo 15 moon launch, this television special was first aired for children. It was the first television program to relate the exploration of outer space to the inner world of children, to their questions, their interests, their needs. In it, Fred Rogers interviews astronaut Maj. Alfred M. Worden, asking the children's own questions about how astronauts feel when they fly to the moon, what they eat, what they wear. "Astronaut Wordon answers their questions with a simple directness that reveals his concern and his empathy for children. It was in fact he who initiated the program with an invitation to Fred Rogers to visit the Cape Kennedy Space Center and interpret the news event to children. "That a space explorer and a children's television pioneer both care about sharing a historical space event with the nation's children, via television, is a significant milestone in children's television programming."--1971 Peabody Awards entry form. Opens with video clips of children asking questions about astronauts and space travel. Then Mr. Rodgers meets with Major Worden in the launch room of the Kennedy Space Center and asks him questions that children have submitted. Also includes recorded footage of astronauts and space missions.
Broadcast Date
1971-07-25
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:13:41.654
Credits
Guest: Worden, Alfred M.
Host: Rogers, Fred
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
Producing Organization: WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Producing Organization: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-64eaa0c55d6 (Filename)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
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Citations
Chicago: “Mister Rogers Meets an Astronaut,” 1971-07-25, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-526-w66930q59x.
MLA: “Mister Rogers Meets an Astronaut.” 1971-07-25. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-526-w66930q59x>.
APA: Mister Rogers Meets an Astronaut. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-w66930q59x