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Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Casting Is A Reminder Of How Many People Mr. Rogers Helped

By Mustafa Gatollari

If someone tried describing the Mr. Rogers program to you, you'd think it was pretty lame.

I mean, some lanky dude with a hokey voice comes on camera, puts his sweater and his shoes down and waxes on about being a wholesome neighbor while sounds really lame.

However Fred Rogers, the genius behind Mr. Rogers Neighborhood ended up making that simple and pure concept one of the most amazing television programs to have ever made it on-air.