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"joann rogers" Discussed on The Next Big Idea

The Next Big Idea

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"joann rogers" Discussed on The Next Big Idea

"For a long time but those pediatricians made it official lessons. We learned and mister rogers neighborhood are just what the doctor ordered greg ryan or the authors of the new book when you wonder you're learning mr rogers enduring lessons for raising creative curious. Karen kids when we spoke to ryan. We asked him if he ever got to meet his hero. He passed away. When i was still in high school and at that age i was still too cool for mister rogers. I was in that brief as in my life where. I didn't think he was amazing. But we had the great honor. The great privilege of having afford in the book from joann rogers fred's wife. Who was a champion for us. She was a champion for the project. And in addition to being an amazing stewart of fred's legacy she was a champion for kids in her own right. Joanne passed away just a few months after she wrote that forward but ryan says her legacy lives on and of course fred is still with us in his sweaters and in his legacy and many spin offs of his work such as daniel. Tiger's neighborhood joanne. Infrared i think will always be part of our lives and for that where. We're very grateful. Let's take a short break when we come back acclaimed economist. Emily oster says one data point can change your entire approach to parenting. We like to say no biggie. But the truth is little things can really add up and suppressing. Your emotions won't get you too far for a long time. I told myself that if something went awry at work where i got into a lover's quarrel with almost perfect wife or a friend made it off. Comment cut me to the core. The best thing to do was just go for a run or get a massage and sweet. My feelings under the rug. I've since come to learn. That is not the best approach needing help doesn't mean something's wrong with you. 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Still in twelve minutes of audio by the author. Well if you download the next big idea app you can access hundreds of them a new summary of the most important new books that everyone is talking about every single weekday there is no other place on the planet where you can listen to book summaries created by the authors themselves. We could have stopped there. We could have rested on our laurels. But now we added on top of that beautiful video and audio e courses by leading thinkers ad for versions of this podcast zoom discussions with your favorite authors and way more can't miss content all that lives in the next big idea app. And if you weren't already using it now's the time to make amends. Just go to your app store. You can do this right now. Pauses recording clicked on the app store and search for next big idea. If you enjoy this podcast you will love the app. There's no better way to get smart fast. Download the next big idea app right now. What is the secret to good. Parenting is better data. That's been the longstanding theory of economist. Emily oster adly newsletter called parent data and she's the author of two previous books one on pregnancy and another on early childhood. They both use economic theory to parenting less stressful. It her new york times bestselling new book. The family firm data driven guide to better decision making in the early school years. She applies her approach to elementary age. Kids hi my name. Is emily oster. I'm a professor of economic said brown university and the author of three books expecting better kripke. Am i new book. The family firm. Which i'm going to tell you about today. Big ideal one better business practices can help families well run firms have a plan and they make decisions deliberately with an eye towards the mission of their firm. When you think about your family your family probably has a mission to even if it's an unstated one but i'm guessing you're always looking to it when you're making decisions even big decisions and you probably do not embrace the same kinds of business processes that you work. I think that we often shy away from thinking about our family like a firm because it seems unemotional and cold and maybe a little weird but a key argument in my book is that we can get past that then we can make the logistics part of our lives run better and we can leave time for the fun. Let me give you an example. In my household we spend a lot of time interacting about logistics using email. So sometimes we'll have a conversation and then afterwards my husband will send me an. I'm not making this up and email with bullet points saying here are the things we agreed on here. The next steps whatever it is and the thing about this is that even though it seems a little clinical. Maybe a little bit unusual in in the moment it means actually were not talking about those things at times that we like to be say having a conversation about economics or talking about what would be a fun thing to do on our next vacation. We leave that time for the fun. And in fact there's there's more time for those other conversations because we are using this more efficient better business process to get through. The logistical hurdles and those logistical kernels are always gonna come when your parenting kids. Who have a lot of different things to do onto alpha parents who are also trying to do things and occasionally sleep in some sense. I would say the message. Here is basically that i can love you a lot and i can still.

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"joann rogers" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"joann rogers" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Newsfeed dot com. This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook twitter and instagram. A former officer under arrest on lisa brady fox news day after resigning the officer. Who shot dante rights during a traffic. Stop arrest in suburban. Minneapolis is now in jail awaiting charges. Fox's grenell scott has this live. Utter has been arrested by minnesota's bureau of criminal apprehension. She turned herself in this morning. She will face second degree manslaughter in the shooting. Death sunday of dante right. He was shot after police pulled him over. Police say potter grabbed her gun by mistake intending to use a taser to subdue right during a scuffle ponders being held at the hennepin county. Jail charges will official later today. Attorney ben crump who is representing. The right family. Said he feels right was executed for nothing more than a traffic stop. Lisa thanks federal prosecutors just announcing no charges against a capital police officer who shot and killed a woman trying to reach an area leading to the house chamber during the attack on the capital january. The woman ashley. Abbott was an air force veteran from san diego. The justice department says there's no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully violated the law president biden set to announce the way forward and afghanistan including a new deadline for the remaining. Us troops to leave september eleventh. Which this year marks twenty years since the nine eleven attacks clear eyed about the reality looking at the potential terrorism challenge that postel qaeda afghantistan remain intent on recovering the ability to attack us targets. William burns says neither group has that capacity today but also acknowledged during a senate hearing today that the us government's ability to collect act on threats does diminish with withdrawal. The white house says it's not in the taliban interest to let afghanistan become a pariah state or al-qaeda take holes. America is listening to fox leads to loss productivity angry managers at unhappy customers. More remote workers means more risk for costly downtime with sodhi you can view the screen of remote device and resolve issues anytime anywhere in minutes instead of typing simply record audio and video of the call and attached to a support ticket minimize downtime maximize your business mobility visit sodhi dot net slash fox for free trial for fox news radio listeners. That's s. o. t. I dot net slash fox. A string of republican departures continues on capitol. Hill texas congressman. Kevin brady says he'll retire at the end of his term. The former longtime chairman of the house ways and means committee became emotional. He announced he will not seek reelection at the woodland conference spiked with the media in the social media. Bombard you with each day. We're not the hateful racist divided nation that we are peddled about brady stress. Former president trump had nothing to do with his decision. He's proud of the gop accomplishments under his administration. Rachel sutherland fox. Brady has represented the eighth congressional district in texas since nineteen ninety-seven homebuyers have a chance to get a piece of history. A house mr rogers lived in a house in a very special neighborhood is available in pittsburgh the former home of beloved children's tv host. Mr rogers has been put up for sale. Asking eight hundred and fifty thousand for the thirty-seven hundred square foot brick home with a large concrete porch. Home shoe fred. And joann rogers from the late fifties early sixties according to a newsletter from his alma mater. Rowling's college his show. Mister rogers neighborhood wouldn't air until the late sixties but stories from local residents. Say he was already putting on. Puppet shows for kids when he lived in the house. 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But today i am back and it is wednesday and you know what that means. It's a little different this week because this is not. Aws inex- annex. T is already over. Did you watch it. Did you remember. I did remember although man it was weird all of a sudden to Have to watch it on tuesday unopposed. I could just sit there and watch the show. So we're talking about inex- t today. What did you think this was the x t after the takeover wrestlemainia and this was the first annexed t show in their now permanent tuesday home. What did you think. I thought it was there. What about the rest of you talking about the show here today. I know people are expected me to go crazy about rob but dude. Mike did ri- yesterday. You really need to hear me talk about raw. I don't need to talk about. I got a bunch of other things to talk about. Cloning awa tonight. We have got the full lineup for the show. We have got notes on. Who made what to me. Their annual shareholder meeting directors. the board. 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Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died

Mojo In The Morning

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died

"Joann rogers the widow of. Tv's fred rogers passed away. Yesterday she was ninety two years old. It feels really weird following that other story but this one but You know cause of death was given so we don't know how she passed. But joanne and fred rogers were married for more than fifty years. She was a famed pianist. Who had her own very successful. Music career And after her husband's death years ago. So helped. Develop the fred rogers center for early. Learning and children's media at saint vincent college in his hometown of latrobe pensylvania so she really carried on his legacy and his love for kids and ninety two years. Old

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"joann rogers" Discussed on Beavercreek Christian Church

Beavercreek Christian Church

10:56 min | 2 years ago

"joann rogers" Discussed on Beavercreek Christian Church

"Well either way. This is where the discipline comes in. This is where the discipline comes now. This whole training ground practices for the journey series is a series about spiritual disciplines. Okay that's what this is all about. That's what Ed told us last week. We have to be intentional about these things. If we're not we're going to lose them and if you're like me with the prayer if I don't take some time it put it in my schedule. Who Gone the things I'm doing right GonNa be with me? I'm out follow so get some intentional moments. This was really driven home to me in the movie. A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. So if you didn't know if you haven't seen it if you haven't heard the story in a Beautiful Day of the neighborhood is about a reporter from esquire magazine. Who is writing an article about Fred Rogers and so he comes to interview him right? If I don't know how much research what you know about Fred Rogers. But he was notoriously. You're in a bad interviewer. And the reason he was so bad at it because he didn't want to tell you about his life as much as he wanted to know about yours and so he was constantly asking the interviewer about his life. So this guy is frustrated at this point I mean he's super frustrated it so he's standing there in front of a theater. He just walked out and Fred Rogers out greeting some kids right fans and he's in. The report is standing there with Joann Rogers Fred's wife and he says to her Scott for real for real. Is he like this all the time she was. What lean Mister Rogers? Is he like this all the time or is this a character he plays. He's like this all the time now. He struggles goals. You know just like you and me. He's human he gets frustrated. He gets angry but he works at added every day. Every day swims laps every day. He reads scripture everyday today. He praised for people by name. Can you imagine being on Mr Rogers prayer list. I'm like come on like Gods. Listen even closer. I think that's when it hit me. Prayer is an intentional disciplined. That you do because you love guy you love people you love this world so if you struggle with or you don't upstream. Downstream doesn't matter is vital that you spend time in the presence of the Almighty talking listening and letting him open you up to what's going on around you in the world. Yeah so the question still remains the most ancient one that the disciples asked Jesus. How do we do that we could add? How do you do that? In the twenty first century will remember. I told you that I had a lot of things a lot of tools in my toolkit. Yeah Yeah I've tried a lot of prayer stuff guys a lot of it because I've been trying to find the right one the right rhythm right so I've got a lot to now. I'm not a tool guy. I've got some tools I've inherited from a grandfather. I've got some tools that I use but I'm not a tool guy. Those of you. That are thank you. You're awesome. Okay I've been to carry Jones's he's tons of tools. He always shows me now. Just picking okay. But I've been to other guys like this but I've seen tools like you've you ever walked into somebody's garage if somebody shop and they've got all the cool toys right. They've got all the right stuff like I don't even know what the difference between seven sixteenths and eleven thirty seconds is what what those around things that you stick on socket I think okay but but guys like that like they and they all look at all this stuff look at all this stuff and they can tell you my favorite is is there like Whoa. This does this. This is an guys like me go. What's that for? Oh it's for this. Oh how about that. Works really good. No idea right so I've got some tools and I took it. I'm inviting you into my garage. I want to share a few of them with you. And hopefully you'll core about some intentional time and you'll you'll you'll do what Jesus was talking about. Start a conversation with the creator of the universe. Yeah so here's the one of the first ones I use. It's a prank through the prank. Through the Lord's prayer is pretty straightforward. And simple you just break it into segments write US news breaking into segments and as you break into segments you begin to pray in this way so our father. WHO's in heaven? Holy is your name you you worship and acknowledge his presence. I don't care if you turn on music re poetry. I don't care what you have to do. You do it just to acknowledge his presence and give him glory for do you what I have to do. Be Quiet quiet acknowledging his presence and preparing myself to listen yeah. I don't know what you need to do. Some time. Worshipping Him Giving Him glory being the Father Number. Two your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it isn't having you focus focus on the work. You're you're seeing God do in the world and you pray for it got thank you. I saw all this happened the other day. It's amazing. Thank you for that. Oh show me. I can't see see what's going on helped me see it. Yeah number three. Give us the day our daily bread and forgive us our debts. You shared with God your needs. This is the sweet spot for most of us. We're used to praying like this. Give Him your spiritual emotional physical needs. Yeah then you go to the number four as we as we also have forgiven our debts. Debtors ask him to help you become the answer to somebody's prayer. Talk with him about how you can work through you. Show me God. And then you pray. Lead us not into temptation in but livers from the one you ask for protection you ask him to guard you. Ask Him to make you aware of where those trials and temptations are coming from so that you can do something about it. Yeah pretty good tool if you want this. Don't worry I'M GONNA post it this week. Okay so so. If you've got a phone click right quick because we're going to change the right. They're ready change. This changes because I want to take you to. The second tool seconds will have my toolbox at one one of them. That really like the US. Okay it's called the x men anybody ever had so google this and you're gonNA find it. It's a very ancient gay. It goes it goes to the early days of the Catholic Church and beyond okay he goes. It goes into the desert fathers. This is A. This is a very old prayer. I've tweaked it a little bit. This is the way I use it. Okay but it's really simple. You take your day and you begin by thinking about your day you think through your day and as you think through your day you notice I number one. Ask God to make you aware of the moment you were most grateful for that day. Be still until you you come to it and then when you come to it. Thank God for simple number two. Ask Guide to make you aware of the moment you release grateful for that day. Be still until you come to it and then lay that moment got feet and then number three. Ask God to make you aware of the lessons from each moment home at that. He wants you to learn. Be still until you can think of it and then number four. Thank God for being present in your life one of the things that this little disclaimer at the bottom I put I usually journal this stuff. I usually write this stuff down because it helps me and then it also gives me notes. I go find somebody that trust a mentor of friend and talk this stuff through in a start realizing what God hottest teaching me. This some of my Cairo's moments have come from those of you. That understand what I mean when I say that with me a tool number to take a quick picture if you want a posted online this week. Here's a third tool I use. I like it when there's corporate prayer having been knowing that I'm praying with you. All as a church helps me a tremendous amount. It's like ahead this unspoken accountability right so like we have a conversation that we can have about. And you can hold me Combo and you didn't even know you were doing. Yeah and so. We're actually going to do this. Church this is going to be an initiative of our church in twenty twenty is. We're GONNA start praying weekly. We're going to provide a prayer guide. Okay weekly weekly. We're going to provide a prayer guide and you're going to pick it up at the information desk. Starting next week you'll also be able to pick you'll be able to get this online both on our website and and were posted on all of our social media spots twitter facebook and instagram. And what we're going to ask you to do is we're going to shoot a cover. BCC in prayer all all day. Monday our hope is if we all begin to pray for. BCC on Monday will cover the whole day in prayer. Yeah and what we'll do with this prayer guide is this will be your prayer prompt. You may you may not need it. And that's quite okay. But this isn't this we're going to provide this for you so that you have to pray and then we're going to ask you to take thirty minutes. We ask you to take thirty minutes in prey on Monday for BBC. We also have have the prayer room. The per room has been open for last few years upstairs right upstairs. Here's right off the youth rim behind the media booth here. You're welcome to come to that. It's open from seven to nine on Mondays. And you can come and pray Wayne's Daigle Tony Right bill will be there some of you all were participating in that those people always be there. If you need some prayer you WanNa pray you can come.

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"joann rogers" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:51 min | 3 years ago

"joann rogers" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm so glad you're here. I have so many questions about the filmmaking process and about the subjects with both of these films coming out this year. What did you make these? You don't always get to control these things. The Orson Welles home was percolating for years. I thought that film was going to happen. I and mister Rogers second and it ended up flipping around interesting because part of it is I get my hands on the Orson Welles footage because of his locked away in a vault in Paris for for decades. Okay. That's a conversation. Yeah. That's a whole rabbit hole to go down. But the Mr. Rogers film was just a film that. It came to me. Really because somebody sent me, you know, those viral videos ag- around of mister Rogers in the Senate and somebody there was one of him giving a speech, and I watched it in bed one night. And it just struck me like where is this voice in our culture? And I ended up going down this rabbit hole of mister Rogers commencement addresses. And watching them till like two AM. And I basically by the end of that just felt like I have to make a documentary about him. Like, I didn't realize how radical he was you played that clip. I mean, the the working title of the film was the radical mister Rogers, and he was radical in so many different ways. I mean, it's so I mean, I grew up loving the show like a lot of people to grow up with him. We didn't realize what was really happening in the show what he was really doing. We just internalized at all. So. When I really understood what would the depth that was going on in the messages, he was delivering. But also the the kind of message in today's day and age where somebody's advocating for. I mean, kindness and civility these things sound almost kind of. Too cutesy. But I think we we defy defending kindness around peril. You know, that we there's no kindness lobby in Washington DC that there should be. There's nobody advocating for the neighborhood for how we treat each other. And in fact, so much of our culture has been built up. Now, our politics economics are media oftentimes around dividing us and making us fear one another and that's the exact opposite message. What Fred is doing. What makes you realize when you think about kindness kindness is different than nicest kind is active. It is. I mean, you have to really be doing something to be kind. And sometimes it can be something that firing someone could be the kindest thing you do for them. Absolutely. And one of my favorite. Fred Rogers quotes is love is an active now like struggle. You have to work towards it. And I think that's so true. I mean, kindness and love are not passive, bland ideas. I mean, they are things you have to work at and you have to invest in. And the the thing that kind of the greatest kind of revelation to be about Fred Rogers as a person was culturally. He's seen as this kind of milk toast guy in a cardigan who's Quin sensually two-dimensional. And in fact, he was like an iron will. And he worked so hard. I mean, he was such a tough person in that way because he was fighting for love and kindness. And I don't think anybody ever understood how much will and effort went into what he did had someone attempted to make a documentary about him before there's never really been a documentary about him. So interesting that someone hadn't well. And I think the estate had always kind of kept it at arm's length and sat about protecting. Yeah. Protecting legacy. Yeah. And just. Yeah. And basically when I then went to go pitch, JoAnn Rogers, the widow and the company and everybody else. My pitch was I wanna make about ideas. And if you trust me to do this you have to trust me completely because you can't control anything. And they thought about it. And they came back to me and said, yes. We trust you, and we'll do it. And in fact, JoAnn Rogers heard her parting words of wisdom to me when I went off to make the film were don't make Fred into a Saint. And I thought that was that was music to my ears because I think for JoAnne to make Fred Rogers into Saint, and he's somebody who's very easy to turn into a Saint. But to make him into a Saint keeps them to dimensional. You know, it doesn't aknowledge the human struggle. He put into actually doing all these good works. And it doesn't make us have to measure up to him because he would exist on the saintly plane. You know, so I think to understand that it was hard work to do his things it seemed simple. But oftentimes the simplest things are the hardest to do and to make them seem simple. And so with that advice. You know, we just went off and made the film, and I know when we were done with the film. I went back and showed it to JoAnne and. Yeah. I mean, her her two comments to me, which I thought were were funny were. Well, the first one she said was that was so wonderful. I didn't even cry once and since it's a movie that's known for making people cry. I thought she was the one person for whom I think that was actually a review because it actually. Gave this joy to both kind of see Fred and see that we got Fred. And the other thing she said was that that Fred would've loved this film because I think it understood the complexity of what he was trying to do and the message we're talking to Morgan Nepalese, a director of won't you be my neighbor about mister Rogers. I wanna follow up on the idea that you didn't present him as a Saint because one of the reviews, which I think was I love a o Scott at the New York Times right in he said, it had intellectual rigor the film. Yes. When it could just been a whole sentimental walk down sentimental lane. So what were some of the decisions you made in the filmmaking and in the editing. Sure. I mean, it's up to that. It's a film that begs for nostalgia. And I fought against that. I mean, I'm not a fan of nostalgia. Because it's it's like the fast food of emotions like, it doesn't ask anything of you to be nostalgic. Yeah. It's it. It's it's you know, nostalgia. Is. It means going home. I mean, it's it's a reactive regressive idea. And I wanted this to be a progressive film. I wanted it to be about ideas that were relevant to today. It's not about going back. And you know, there's no if you watched shows a kid, no doubt, you feel a wave of nostalgia. Just from seeing the characters and the puppets. And for me making it things coming back to me. I hadn't thought about in a long time. But. You know, deciding to include scenes like the the protests at his funeral. I mean that is the the anti nostalgia seen, you know, that that that says scene, for instance, that would never been a normal biography of Fred Rogers, but was really about the war of ideas that he was engaged in the real tension in the film and the real tension in his life was I do these good works. I spread these good ideas in the world. But is the world listening does the world care and throughout his life. It seems like the world just gets worse and worse, even though he tries harder and harder. And I feel like that's the legacy and the moment were still living in now with this. Great discrepancy between good ideas, and and a world that doesn't necessarily listen were you concerned at all in terms of the world, not listening that were too cynical of the audience out. There might be too cynical to take in a Fred Rogers. Yes. In fact, when I told people I was making a Fred Rogers documentary, there were a few people that had that kind of like, really, Mr. Rogers, can you romper room next? You know, kind of. But yeah, like, can you do as is is their intellectual rigor is their depth there. And I came to understand that. The non-aligned was their great depth. But that that Fred Rogers superpower was sincerity. I'm he was unbelievably sincere and we live in such cynical times. The question I didn't know is does that sincerity cut through to an audience today. And the thing is it does mean that Fred. He was so sincere, and so direct that he's gonna find your emotional bullseye. No matter how many layers of cynicism. You have around you. And in a way. That's what kids do. I mean kids. He spoke like a child in the best possible way. They go right for kids will tell you what they're thinking. They'll tell you what they're afraid of they'll ask what they want to know. And as we get older, we mask our intentions. We hide our emotions Fred never did that Fred was always as direct as a child, and you come to understand the strength of that. You see him? Do it in the Senate testimony? You see him? Do it on talk shows. You see him melt people just by being as direct and sincere as possible. And there's also this really moving to this point in this in the film when they discuss Bobby, Bobby Kennedy's assassination. Tiger rag that asks Daniel tiger lady, ever Lynn. Tiger rag is my sister's toys. Daniel tiger. That's funny family flip Daniel tiger asks what's an assassination? I mean that clip was kind of the key for me in the beginning. Because I'd read about this episode. He had done about the Kennedy's assassination. And in fact, what did happen was Kennedy was killed on a Wednesday night. And he he was his funeral was televised on Saturday nationally, Saturday day. And Fred said, I have to put something on television because every child in America is going to be home and watching this, and they're not going to understand what happened and I need to help explain it. So he quickly through this together. And it aired Friday night the night before the televised funeral at one time. It was never seen again. So when I began my research, and I went to Pittsburgh, the first thing I wanted to see was this special. This actually even before I decided to make the film. It's when I was thinking about making the film, and when I watched that special. I didn't know exactly what it was going to be. But any doubt I had that there was a film and that there was tension, and there is dimension. And their everything I wanted in a film with somehow in that episode, you know, and I knew I could find a film just by watching that episode because it was remarkable, you know, and that was the first year he had done a show and he's nervous. But you see him understanding his role in the culture and his role for children to in a way that nobody else is looking for children. Talk to Morgan Neville about his film won't you be my neighbor about Fred Rogers. It was interesting to watch it because we're the same vintage. So we grew up on on. Fred Rogers hard to think of life before fray Rogers as a kid. But there was an interesting that he saw he says, I see this thing called television. And I sense its power. Yes. I founder interesting. But he realized it was power. I never thought of what Mr. Rogers and power necessarily the same sentence. Well, yeah. I mean, another thing he said was I went into television because I hated it. So I mean, he understood that this was a huge tool that was going to change society, and he actually came along. I mean, the timing of his life. Also was perfect in terms of coming of age, right? When television came of age, and you know, he was going to go directly into the ministry, and when he discovered television, he altered his entire life. You know, we don't talk about it in the film, but he actually moved to New York for a couple of years and worked originally kind of as a stagehand at NBC at Rockefeller Center. TV to learn interesting, and he worked on shows like your shop shows and Gabby Hayes and keep Smith our and learned the mechanics of television. And then went back to Pittsburgh and help. To be one of the first employs at the first public television station in the country, which was WKBD in Pittsburgh her. Yeah. And. So he understood what it can do before most people did. And in fact, he understood particularly in terms of how it would affect children that there will be generations of kids being raised by this box in our living rooms, and what that would mean, nobody was thinking about those things all people thought about then and to some extent now in terms of children's television was how to sell chagrin toys. He understood that as a somebody of faith and somebody who understood the the power of of what happens in ones childhood that that that was going to be crucial. It's interesting also the texture of seeing his wife and his kids. Got that deep voice. And it's just it's interesting. It made me I mean as an adult, I know fed Rogers had a family, but as a kid is like, no he doesn't he lives in that room with a train. Tell me a little bit about the family, and you know, how they feel about Fred Rogers and how they feel about Mr. Rogers. The sons had never done an interview before. And I felt like I mean, my sense was that they had shared their father with the world their entire life. So for example, you know, Fred always spoke directly to a child on the other side of that lens. And he wanted kids to believe that they had a real relationship with him. You know, he got more letters than anybody in America. Because kids sure relieved that you know, he was their friend. So whenever he was in public any child that saw him, of course, would go up to him. And Fred, of course, but acknowledged that relationship is a real pre existing relationship. That's gotta be really hard. If that's your dad that you're really literally sharing your father in every moment. And Fred was very good about kind of having family time. He had dinner at home every night and their kids loved their dad. They loved Fred..

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"To have a relationship with the child. Won't you be? My neighbor set to premiere on HBO and February ninth. And the love me when I'm dead is available to stream now on Netflixing Morgan's in studio. Hi, thanks for having me. I'm so glad you're here. I have so many questions about the filmmaking process and about the subjects with both of these films coming out this year. What did you make these? You don't always get to control these things. The Orson Welles home was percolating for years. I thought that film was going to happen. I and mister Rogers film second and it ended up flipping around interesting. Because part of it is I couldn't get my hands on the Orson Welles footage because of his locked away in a vault in Paris for for decades. Okay. That's a conversation. Yeah. That's a whole rabbit hole to go down. But the Mr. Rogers film was just a film that. It came to me. Really because somebody sent me, you know, those viral videos around of mister Rogers in the Senate and somebody there was one of him giving a speech, and I watched it in bed one night. And it just struck me like where is this voice in our culture? And I ended up going down this rabbit hole of mister Rogers commencement addresses. And watching them till like two AM. And I basically by the end of that just felt like I have to make a documentary about him. Like, I didn't realize how radical he was you played that clip. I mean, the the working title of the film, but it's the radical mister Rogers, and he was radical in so many different ways. I mean, it's so I mean, I grew up loving the show like a lot of people to grow up with him. We didn't realize what was really happening in the show what he was really doing. We just internalized at all. So. When I really understood what would the depth that was going on in the messages, he was delivering. But also the the kind of message in today's day and age where somebody's advocating for. I mean, kindness and civility these things sound almost kind of. Too cutesy. But I think we we defy defending kindness around peril. You know, that we there's no kindness lobby in Washington DC that there should be. There's nobody advocating for the neighborhood for how we treat each other. And in fact, so much of our culture has been built up now, our politics and our economics are media oftentimes around dividing us and making us fear one another and that's the exact opposite message. What Fred is doing. What makes you realize when you think about kindness kindness is different than niceness be kind is active. It is. I mean, you have to really be doing something to be kind. And sometimes it can be something that firing someone could be the kind of thing you do for them. Absolutely. And one of my favorite. Fred Rogers quotes is love is an active now like struggle, you have to work towards it. And I think that's so true. I mean, kindness and love are not passive, bland ideas. I mean, they are. Things you have to work at and you have to invest in. And the the thing the kind of the greatest kind of revelation to me about Fred Rogers, a person was culturally. He's seen as this kind of milk toast guy in a cardigan who's quintessentially two-dimensional. And in fact, he was like he had an iron will. And he worked so hard. I mean, he was such a tough person in that way because he was fighting for love and kindness. And I don't think anybody ever understood how much will and effort went into what he did had someone attempted to make a documentary about him before there's never really been a documentary about him. So interesting that someone hadn't well. And I think the estate had always kind of kept it at arm's length and sat about protecting. Yeah. Protesting legacy. Yeah. And just. Yeah. And basically when I then went to go pitch, JoAnn Rogers, the widow and the company and everybody else. My pitch was I wanna make a film about ideas. And if you trust me to do this you have to trust me completely because you can't control anything. And they thought about it. And they came back to me and said, yes. We trust you, and we'll do it. And in fact, JoAnn Rogers heard her parting words of wisdom to me when I went off to make the film were don't make Fred into a Saint. And I thought that was that was music to my ears because I think for JoAnne to make Fred Rogers into a Saint, and he's somebody who's very easy turn into a Saint. But to make him into a Saint keeps them two-dimensional. You know, it doesn't aknowledge the human struggle. He put into actually doing all these good works. And it doesn't make us have to measure up to him because he would exist on the Saint saintly plane. You know, so I think to understand that it was hard work to do his things it seemed simple. But oftentimes the simplest things are the hardest to do and to make them seem simple. And so with that advice. We just went off and made the film, and I know when we were done, but the film I went back and showed it to JoAnne. And yeah. Yeah. I mean, her her two comments to me, which I thought were were funny were. The first well, the first one she said was that was so wonderful. I didn't even cry once and since it's a movie that's known for making people cry. I thought she was the one person for whom I think that was actually a review because it actually. Gave her this joy to both kind of see Fred and see that we got Fred. And the other thing she said was that that Fred would have loved this film because I think it understood the complexity of what he was trying to do and the message we're talking to Morgan Neville. He's a director of won't you be my neighbor about mister Rogers. I wanna follow up on the idea that you didn't present him as a Saint because one of the reviews, I think I love a o Scott at the New York Times zeros right in. He said it had intellectual rigor the film. Yes. When it could just been a whole sentimental walk down sentimental lane. So what were some of the decisions you made in the filmmaking and in the editing. Sure. I mean, it's up to that. It's a film that begs for nostalgia. And I fought against that. I mean, I'm not a fan of nostalgia. Because it's it's like the fast food of emotions like, it doesn't ask anything of you to be nostalgic. Yeah. It just it's it. It's it's you know, nostalgia. Is. It means going home. I mean, it's it's a reactive regressive idea. And I wanted this to be a progressive film. I wanted it to be about ideas that were relevant today. It's not about going back. And there's no if you watch the shows a kid, no doubt, you feel a wave of nostalgia. Just from seeing the characters and the puppets. And for me making it things coming back to me. I haven't thought about a long time. But. Deciding to include scenes like the the protests at his funeral. I mean that is the aunt Dante nostalgia seen you know, that that that's a scene for instance, that would never be normal biography of Fred Rogers. But was really about the war of ideas that he was engaged in the real tension in the film and the real tension in his life was I do these good works. I spread these good ideas in the world. But is the world listening does the world care and throughout his life. It seems like the world just gets worse and worse, even though he tries harder and harder. And I feel like that's the legacy and the moment were still living in now with this. Great discrepancy between good ideas, and and a world that doesn't necessarily listen were you concerned at all in terms of the world, not listening that were too cynical of the audience out. There might be too cynical to take in a Fred Rogers. Yes. And in fact, when I told people I was making a Fred Rogers documentary, there were a few people that had that kind of like. Oh, really, Mr. Rogers proper room next. You know, like kind of. But yeah, like, can you do as is is their intellectual rigor is their depth there. And I came to understand that. The non-aligned was their great depth. But that that Fred Rogers superpower was sincerity. I'm he was unbelievably sincere and we live in such cynical times. The question I didn't know is does that sincerity cut through to an audience today. And the thing is it does mean that Fred. He was so sincere, and so direct that he's gonna find your emotional bullseye. No matter how many layers of cynicism. You have around you. And in a way. That's what kids do. I mean kids. He spoke like a child in the best possible way. They go right for the kids will tell you what they're thinking. They'll tell you what they're afraid of they'll ask what they want to know. And as we get older, we mask our intentions. We hide our emotions Fred never did that Fred was always as direct as a child, and you come to understand the strength of that. You see him do it in the Senate testimony? You see him? Do it on talk shows e him melt people just by being as direct and sincere as possible? And there's also this really moving to this point in this in the film when they discussed Bobby, Bobby Kennedy's assassination. Tiger rag that asks Daniel Tatyana tiger lady, ever Lynn. Tiger rag is my sister's toys. That's an awful lot like Daniel tiger. That's funny families Daniel tiger asks what's an assassination? I mean that clip was kind of the key for me in the beginning. Because I'd read about this episode. He had done about the Kennedy's assassination. And in fact, what had happened was Kennedy was killed on a Wednesday night. And he he was his funeral was televised on Saturday nationally, Saturday day. And Fred said, I have to put something on television because every child in America is going to be home watching this. And they're not gonna understand what happened and I need to help explain it. So he quickly through this together. And it aired Friday night the night before the televised funeral at one time. It was never seen again. So when I began my research, and I went to Pittsburgh, the first thing I wanted to see was this special. This actually even before I decided to make the film. It's when I was thinking about making the film, and when I watched that special. I didn't know exactly what it was going to be any doubt. I had that there was a film and that there was tension, and there is dimension. And their everything I wanted in a film was somehow in that upper soon, you know, and I knew I could find a film just by watching that episode 'cause it was remarkable, you know, and that was the first year he had done a show and he's nervous. But you see him understanding his role in the culture and his role for children to in a way that nobody else is looking out for children. Talking to Morgan Neville about his film won't you be my neighbor about Fred Rogers. It was interesting to watch it because we're the same vintage. So we grew up on on Fred Rogers hard to think of life before Rogers as a kid. But there was and it's interesting that he saw he says, I see this thing called television. And I sense its power. Interesting. But he realized it was power. I never thought of wrought mister Rogers and power necessarily the same sentence. Well, yeah. I mean, another thing he said was I went into television because I hated it. So I mean, he understood that this was a huge tool that was going to change society, and he actually came along. I mean, the timing of his life. Also was perfect in terms of coming of age, right? When television came of age, and you know, he was going to go directly into the ministry, and when he discovered television, he altered his entire life. You know, we don't talk about it in the film, but he actually moved to New York for a couple of years and worked really kind of as a stagehand at NBC at Rockefeller Center. TV to learn interesting, and he worked on shows like your shop shows and Gabby Hayes and Kate Smith, our and learned the mechanics of television..

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