FRED:

SAINT FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Artist: Betty Wight

 

Mr. Fred McFeely Rogers

Born: March 20, 1928

Died: February 27, 2003

Occupation: Television personality and Minister

 

Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, although he never mentioned it on television since he wanted to be inclusive. He did 895 episodes of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” He advocated for various causes and especially for children’s television. The US Supreme Court would quote him, and he appeared in front of the U.S. Senate Committee for Children’s Television.

 

I chose to do Mr. Rogers as an icon because of his lifetime devotion to helping children of all ages to grow.

- Betty Wight