Cardigans and Keds — both images are synonymous with Mister Rogers, who hosted "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" from 1968 through 2001. The almost 900 episodes live on today in reruns.
The famous entertainer died in 2003 but would have been 84 on Tuesday. In celebration of his birthday, PBS began airing a documentary called "Mister Rogers & Me," produced by two brothers who detail their experience of living in a summer home next to the television pioneer on Nantucket Island.
Through personal reflections, photos and interviews, the documentary primarily focuses on how Rogers influenced others. But it also offers telling facts about the TV legend, such as how "the man who cared so much about the well-being of children was bullied as a shy, overweight boy," according to The New York Times.
Here are 10 more facts you might not know about Rogers:
- Many of his ubiquitous sweaters were knitted by his mother, Nancy, says Legacy.com. One of the sweaters she made for him is displayed in