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In Times of Social Distancing, What Would Mr. Rogers Think?

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Take a break from coronavirus cares. Think back to Fred Rogers’ warm smile as he came through the door, sang his cheerful greeting, and shed his professional jacket for a cardigan. What we saw only indirectly was how meticulously Mr. Rogers had planned his Neighborhood … and how intensely he worked to counter the values of many kids’ shows in the 1960s. We ask Hopkins business professor Alexandra Klarén about Roger’s religious motivation, and his insights into what children need to be secure enough to learn about the world--from her book, On Becoming Neighbors.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.