At the time when toxic environments, hatred, and uncertainties prevail, people, especially the youth, could get lost. They would not understand how to carry on with their lives properly.
The noise created by the rancorous personalities on the Internet, TV, and printed media are the ones that occupy their minds.
They would certainly require a tranquil inspiration to keep them guided about life’s meaning and their journey.
The upcoming movie about Fred Rogers would provide the warmth and humanity which today’s people may be devoid of.
In October 2019, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a film directed by Marielle Heller, will be released. The Sony Pictures project will feature Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, as Rogers.
In the film, he develops a friendly relationship with a cynical journalist, Tom Junod, who will be portrayed by “The Americans” actor, Matthew Rhys.
As Junod completes a writing assignment about Rogers, his viewpoint about life is altered by the uniqueness and gentleness of his subject.
Sony had already released a production image of Hanks wearing the complete uniform of Rogers in his renowned children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”: red knit cardigan and blue running shoes.
Born as Fred McFeely Rogers, he is an icon of American television famous as the main personality of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
This educational children’s program aired on American TV for more than three decades, from 1968 to 2001. Rogers can be remembered as the soft-spoken and mild-mannered host.
The Pennsylvania native would end his show by comforting his young audiences with his famous statement, “You’ve made this day a special day by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.”
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” would bring back memories of Rogers who advocated a simple, optimistic, and safe existence in the society.
Educated and ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he was known personally as a calm and peaceful man.
Rogers revolutionized children’s entertainment after realizing that they were not served well by what they see on TV.
The American public cherished Rogers as a part of the community that he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Peabody Award, and 40 honorary degrees.
In addition, he garnered four Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
With his friendly and conversational style of delivering his program, Rogers earned plenty of other recognitions for promoting the emotional and moral well-being of his audiences in his extraordinarily serene way.
Visitors at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. can witness the red trademark cardigan of Rogers as a component of its permanent collection.