‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Documentary Airs on NET Feb. 9

News Release Date: 
January 24, 2019

For Immediate Release

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Documentary Airs on NET Feb. 9

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 24, 2019) – One of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers.

The documentary airs on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, at 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, Feb. 9.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years.

Wont You Be My Neighbor INLE 2019 February 9 7pm

In his beloved television program, “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn't been anything like Mister Rogers on television before, and there hasn’t been since.

The film documents the extraordinarily kind world created by Rogers and pays homage to how his unconventional leadership continues to shape America and its children.

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.