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The Philosophy Of Fred

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Watching Fred Rogers’ warm smile as he came through the door and shed his professional jacket for a cardigan, most viewers didn’t pick up on how meticulously Mr. Rogers had planned his Neighborhood … and how intensely he worked to counter the values of many kids’ shows in the 1960s. 

Hopkins business professor Alexandra Klarén’s new book goes deep into Roger’s religious motivation and his insights into what children need to be secure enough to learn about the world.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'