Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m.
HBO honors Fred Rogers’ contribution and commitment to public television with a special presentation of the acclaimed Morgan Neville documentary, set to coincide on PBS stations with its HBO debut.
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 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.
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.
Fred Rogers’ career represented a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view of how television could be used as a positive force in society. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? explores his legacy, focusing on his radically kind ideas.
While the nation changed around him, Rogers stood firm in his belief about the importance of protecting childhood. This intimate portrait goes beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Visit the WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? website.