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"mister rogers" Discussed on The Bible Binge

The Bible Binge

04:33 min | Last week

"mister rogers" Discussed on The Bible Binge

"We love stories <Speech_Female> about him farting <Speech_Female> to make Joanne Laugh <Speech_Female> mooning people on sadder <Speech_Female> telling <Speech_Female> saucy jokes but he was <Speech_Female> just a person <Speech_Female> who honestly <Speech_Female> and fervently believed <Speech_Female> in what Jesus said <Speech_Female> he used his <Speech_Female> life to live it out <Speech_Female> Marielle Heller talks <Speech_Female> about a meeting. She had <Speech_Female> Joanne during the <Speech_Female> production of <Speech_Female> a Beautiful <Speech_Female> Day in the neighborhood <Speech_Female> it affected <Speech_Female> Marielle so much <Speech_Female> that she added it <Speech_Female> to the film almost <Speech_Female> verbatim <Speech_Female> Joanne told her. <Speech_Female> It's important for <Speech_Female> you to know that he was <Speech_Female> not a saint because if <Speech_Female> you think of him as <Speech_Female> a saint than <Speech_Female> his message <Speech_Female> is unattainable, <Speech_Female> just a slightly <Speech_Female> nerdy guy <Speech_Female> in Pittsburgh loving <Speech_Female> his neighbor <Speech_Female> the best way he knew <Speech_Female> how? <Speech_Female> We often think <Speech_Female> about what Mr <Speech_Female> Rogers would say <Speech_Female> or do in this moment <Speech_Female> but Francois <Speech_Female> Clements is right. <Speech_Female> The question <Speech_Female> you should be asking <Speech_Female> is, what should <Speech_Female> you do? What <Speech_Female> should you say? <Speech_Female> Mr <Speech_Female> Rogers employed <Speech_Female> children to look for the helpers. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> An adult listening? <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> We are <Speech_Female> the helpers, <Speech_Female> we get the torch. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> He left us <Speech_Female> a wealth of knowledge <Speech_Female> and resources, <Speech_Female> and we have the <Speech_Female> capabilities <Speech_Female> to <SpeakerChange> be <Speech_Female> little Roger <Speech_Female> writes <Speech_Female> in our own neighborhood. <Speech_Female> Because <Speech_Female> that <Speech_Female> is what Mr <Speech_Female> Rogers did. He just <Speech_Female> focused on what he <Speech_Female> could change <Speech_Female> bending down speaking <Speech_Female> to a child <Speech_Female> showing an image of <Speech_Female> a white man and a black <Speech_Female> man with their feet <Speech_Female> in the same pool. <Speech_Female> He wasn't <Speech_Female> perfect but he <Speech_Female> did what he could <Speech_Female> with what he had. <Speech_Female> Never really <Speech_Female> deviated from his calling. <Speech_Female> He <Speech_Female> saw something he felt <Speech_Female> like he could speak <Speech_Female> into he <Speech_Female> did he <Speech_Female> did it in Pittsburgh <Speech_Female> he did it in <Speech_Female> a dingy public <Speech_Female> television studio. <Speech_Female> He did it with <Speech_Female> his life. <Speech_Female> The question we <Speech_Female> should be asking is, <Speech_Female> what can <Speech_Female> we do <Speech_Female> and what he <Speech_Female> would tell us today? <Speech_Female> Is <Speech_Female> that we can do it <Speech_Female> with our lives. <Speech_Female> And that he <Speech_Female> is enormously <Speech_Female> proud of us for trying. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> And lastly, <Speech_Female> before we go I, like <Speech_Female> to offer a benediction <Speech_Female> based on <Speech_Female> our topic for <Speech_Music_Female> today. <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> It's <Speech_Female> a beautiful day <Speech_Female> in this neighborhood <Speech_Female> may remember <Speech_Female> that we all <Speech_Female> belong to each <Speech_Female> other. <Speech_Female> When the world <Speech_Female> yells for war <Speech_Female> may <Speech_Female> we share fine spun <Speech_Female> piece? <Speech_Female> When the world <Speech_Female> pounds in anger <Speech_Female> may we hold <Speech_Female> our hands open <Speech_Female> with kindness? <Speech_Female> When <Speech_Female> the world <SpeakerChange> demands <Speech_Female> blood. <Speech_Female> May We offer <Speech_Female> our hearts.

"mister rogers" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

Quick News Daily Podcast

03:30 min | Last week

"mister rogers" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

"mister rogers" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

06:32 min | 5 months ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on LGBTQ&A

"There has been so much written about Mister Rogers telling you that if you wanted to stay on the TV show. You could not be out of the closet. Did that make you adjust how you were behaving and presenting in private even in your personal life? Yes because I felt people first of all they show the photograph to friend so I felt an obligation not to be caught in those compromising situations because you see the first time someone told him I had gone to a club down in Pittsburgh called the play pin so I went there with a buddy of mine. We were dancing sweating and I go home. That was the extent of it but evidently somebody took it upon themselves to tell him that the other I've seen there and I felt violated adult man. Who in the world is telling him what? I'm doing what I do when I'm not on the show is my business and yet you ultimately agreed to stay in the closet. If you're GONNA stay on the show that was an emotional slash spiritual decision. I began to feel that I was therefore reason. Not just a happenstance. Once you have this inner feeling that I was at a meeting with destiny that I could not be casual and I couldn't deny what I knew I wasn't going to. I thought about what? What would it be like if you don't hold up your end of the bargain if you don't sacrifice in a way that has honored brings honor so? I really had a sense of obligation and commitment responsibility. Those words they haunted me. And when you say you had a responsibility who or what was that responsibility to the responsibility was to have a good face for white people who are watching this show. People were a little different in how they felt about my being on that show but white people would say all. That's terrible. Mr Rogers was so kind to you and you are gay person. You were caught in that alley that boxed up the back of the truck or somewhere and that's a disgrace. That's what I felt. I could not allowed to happen. We were there any out. Gay Black People in the media at that time No there weren't a lot. No you know who led the band the the European rock singers George and another one who just died. I was that David Bowie. Yes yes yes. Yes yes now. You're asking me specifically about black people. None of these guys are named or black. And I ask that because I didn't know if you ever considered not taking Mr Rogers advice and becoming out because there were so few media the I'm I'm a front runner. I do not care what they think. I'm speaking of my personal opinion. I've been blessed with strength and I will take care of myself. I don't care what they think but I love the man who did Fred Rogers and it would have been very very painful for him to have to go through that whole episode so I sat and I thought about it and I said you can do this you can and you will. I hadn't had love from father and it was so unconditional so bountiful that I sent. I can't give that up. I've never had it now. I've got it and I'm not going to throw it away. I'm not gonNA treat it lightly and casually. I love this man. He's treating me in a way that makes me feel whole makes me feel like a person that I'm wanted and needed and cherished in that community. They became my family all of them. So coming out you would have lost the show. You also would have lost. Your family would have been everything. It would have been a terrible loss. I had pulled in so tight with my stepfather. Beat me up. I said you know their relatives and I can't trust them. I began to allow myself to be feeling to be hillman when Mr Rogers asked you to stay in the closet. If he wanted to be on the show he also suggested that you get married. Would you have gotten married to your ex wife? Had he not suggested yes because he wasn't the only one I think who was advising me. She was my best friend so we hung up all the time all the time. An hour on the telephone was nothing for us and I didn't feel at that time that I was courting her as a lover rather than just simply expressing the this is my friend. I prefer her overall. You guys and you did have a few gay friends who knew you were gay. What was their reaction to you getting married. Oh they were surprised this what. What are you getting married for and I said well. That's my destiny. I think that's my life. I do have a lot of affection for her. And maybe that'll turn into erotic attraction it never did and when I was making love to her I was thinking about my boyfriend or somebody and so it became apparent to me that I had made a serious mistake because she was a very very nice person and she was deserving of a better relationship. And that's what I basically said to her. You know I can't give you can't be the husband that you need a want. I just can't yeah. I felt like a failure I had tried to do something and I was really down in the in the mouth say. I was so depressed that I had tried something big and I had bit off more than I could chew. Did Fred Rogers ever meet any of the menu had relationships with Oh later on he did and I have to tell you. He didn't have anything against gay people. I don't know how to share with you but I didn't have very many relationships with people. I've never lived with anyone except my former wife. I've always lived along not by choice. I think there were only two people that I had very quiet. Demure relationships with that lasted for fifteen years. Each were they quite because you felt that you couldn't come out of the closet fully. Yes in fact one of the sediment don't dress up tonight so they won't recognize you. You won't get any attention and just the two of us can go to this restaurant and this movie and be very quiet loving and cuddly sweet and when did you come out publicly. Maybe about ninety. When I started the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. I felt very today I was I was holding a big bundle of life. I decided I'm coming out. I don't care who knows it. I'M NOT GONNA hide it. And so from then on people s not very many. I told him yes.

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Franois Clemmons: Hi from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

LGBTQ&A

06:32 min | 5 months ago

Franois Clemmons: Hi from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

"There has been so much written about Mister Rogers telling you that if you wanted to stay on the TV show. You could not be out of the closet. Did that make you adjust how you were behaving and presenting in private even in your personal life? Yes because I felt people first of all they show the photograph to friend so I felt an obligation not to be caught in those compromising situations because you see the first time someone told him I had gone to a club down in Pittsburgh called the play pin so I went there with a buddy of mine. We were dancing sweating and I go home. That was the extent of it but evidently somebody took it upon themselves to tell him that the other I've seen there and I felt violated adult man. Who in the world is telling him what? I'm doing what I do when I'm not on the show is my business and yet you ultimately agreed to stay in the closet. If you're GONNA stay on the show that was an emotional slash spiritual decision. I began to feel that I was therefore reason. Not just a happenstance. Once you have this inner feeling that I was at a meeting with destiny that I could not be casual and I couldn't deny what I knew I wasn't going to. I thought about what? What would it be like if you don't hold up your end of the bargain if you don't sacrifice in a way that has honored brings honor so? I really had a sense of obligation and commitment responsibility. Those words they haunted me. And when you say you had a responsibility who or what was that responsibility to the responsibility was to have a good face for white people who are watching this show. People were a little different in how they felt about my being on that show but white people would say all. That's terrible. Mr Rogers was so kind to you and you are gay person. You were caught in that alley that boxed up the back of the truck or somewhere and that's a disgrace. That's what I felt. I could not allowed to happen. We were there any out. Gay Black People in the media at that time No there weren't a lot. No you know who led the band the the European rock singers George and another one who just died. I was that David Bowie. Yes yes yes. Yes yes now. You're asking me specifically about black people. None of these guys are named or black. And I ask that because I didn't know if you ever considered not taking Mr Rogers advice and becoming out because there were so few media the I'm I'm a front runner. I do not care what they think. I'm speaking of my personal opinion. I've been blessed with strength and I will take care of myself. I don't care what they think but I love the man who did Fred Rogers and it would have been very very painful for him to have to go through that whole episode so I sat and I thought about it and I said you can do this you can and you will. I hadn't had love from father and it was so unconditional so bountiful that I sent. I can't give that up. I've never had it now. I've got it and I'm not going to throw it away. I'm not gonNA treat it lightly and casually. I love this man. He's treating me in a way that makes me feel whole makes me feel like a person that I'm wanted and needed and cherished in that community. They became my family all of them. So coming out you would have lost the show. You also would have lost. Your family would have been everything. It would have been a terrible loss. I had pulled in so tight with my stepfather. Beat me up. I said you know their relatives and I can't trust them. I began to allow myself to be feeling to be hillman when Mr Rogers asked you to stay in the closet. If he wanted to be on the show he also suggested that you get married. Would you have gotten married to your ex wife? Had he not suggested yes because he wasn't the only one I think who was advising me. She was my best friend so we hung up all the time all the time. An hour on the telephone was nothing for us and I didn't feel at that time that I was courting her as a lover rather than just simply expressing the this is my friend. I prefer her overall. You guys and you did have a few gay friends who knew you were gay. What was their reaction to you getting married. Oh they were surprised this what. What are you getting married for and I said well. That's my destiny. I think that's my life. I do have a lot of affection for her. And maybe that'll turn into erotic attraction it never did and when I was making love to her I was thinking about my boyfriend or somebody and so it became apparent to me that I had made a serious mistake because she was a very very nice person and she was deserving of a better relationship. And that's what I basically said to her. You know I can't give you can't be the husband that you need a want. I just can't yeah. I felt like a failure I had tried to do something and I was really down in the in the mouth say. I was so depressed that I had tried something big and I had bit off more than I could chew. Did Fred Rogers ever meet any of the menu had relationships with Oh later on he did and I have to tell you. He didn't have anything against gay people. I don't know how to share with you but I didn't have very many relationships with people. I've never lived with anyone except my former wife. I've always lived along not by choice. I think there were only two people that I had very quiet. Demure relationships with that lasted for fifteen years. Each were they quite because you felt that you couldn't come out of the closet fully. Yes in fact one of the sediment don't dress up tonight so they won't recognize you. You won't get any attention and just the two of us can go to this restaurant and this movie and be very quiet loving and cuddly sweet and when did you come out publicly. Maybe about ninety. When I started the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. I felt very today I was I was holding a big bundle of life. I decided I'm coming out. I don't care who knows it. I'M NOT GONNA hide it. And so from then on people s not very many. I told him yes.

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Your words matter. Choose them wisely.

Hacking Your Leadership

04:07 min | 5 months ago

Your words matter. Choose them wisely.

"Welcome to hacking your leadership. I'm Chris and this is talent Tuesday. This weekly segment dedicated dolphins talent related for this talent. Tuesday episode. I WanNa talk about the way we speak to each other a few days ago. I happened to catch a documentary about Mister Rogers. There's been a lot of new content about an recently to the Tom Hanks movie on his life. That came out a few months ago. One of the things I learned that I found fascinating was a description and analysis of the way Mr Rogers spoke a longtime producer of the show was interviewed about how the crew had coined the term fresh referring to the language that Mr Rogers had supposedly admitted and it wasn't a new language specifically rather was very intentional way in which he spoke and the reasons behind it. The entire premise behind this way of speaking was the concept of anticipation meaning. Once he decided on the message he wanted to land and chose the words he wanted to use. He then played out the conversation in his mind and anticipated how a child would react to hearing those specific words. If the reaction was shaping up to be negative or if there was room for misinterpretation of the message he would rewrite the words and try again. This conversation within his own head would go over and over until he was confident he'd never inadvertently cause stress or anxiety in child and this meant literally every word on the show was carefully selected and scripted. There are no accidents and there was no advocating. A basic example would be how he never used the phrase your parents with groups of children because not all children know their parents. So instead he would say your favorite grownups. There are several examples of this process. Online where you can see the progress of these conversations and it's so smart if you have a minute after this episode Google Fetish steps and see what I'm talking about. I bring this up because I believe that when it comes to leadership our words matter to our message matters and I don't think enough leaders really consider this when communicating way back in September of two thousand seventeen. The eleventh hacking leadership was about the concept of intent versus impact and the importance of each. Lots of people argue that one is more important than the other and will. Each situation is unique. It's pretty clear that the people who consider both intent and impact are the people with the best interpersonal relationships. But something tends to happen when it comes to these discussions. Even our eleventh episode is guilty of it. The trade off between intent and impact is typically discussed in the context of potentially offending someone or giving them the wrong impression of your character where it typically isn't discussed is in the context of landing a message with your team in a compelling way away that means they both understand the message and are bought into it. A famous allegory reads give me six hours to cut down a tree and spend the first four sharpening my axe. It has real world implications on the prep-work required to get literally anything done right. No one wants to do the boring tedious work. That comes before they do the thing. Whatever that thing is no one wants to sharpen the x. Before cutting down the tree they just WanNa start chopping away. No one wants to stretch before working out they just WanNa start picking up weights. No one wants to check all the fluids in the tire pressure in their car. Before taking a road trip they just want to play on the music and drive many leads playbook or set of instruction when it comes to rolling out new strategy. They're told what the strategy is. What success looks like what the expected behaviors are and how to validate those behaviors and armed with this high level information? They scheduled time to disseminate everything to their people. But what many of them failed to do is spend time purposely crafting their words in a way that is most likely to land the strategy with their team. While eliminating room for misinterpretation in essence they failed. It'd be fresh about it if you're leader of people the next time you scheduled time with an employee or group of employees. Take the time to write out what you plan on saying and then practice it. I with yourself then someone else. Put yourself in the shoes of your employees. Think about how your words are going to be interpreted or potentially misinterpreted consider with you. Some confident not just confident in the fact that you know the information but confident your ability to demonstrate belief in the strategy. Lastly make sure your language doesn't inadvertently exclude anyone from the strategy over time. You'll find you get better at this process of preparation and eventually you'll be able to do it in your own head. In fact on some level you probably already do thanks for listening and have a great

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Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations

Parenting: Difficult Conversations

09:29 min | 6 months ago

Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations

"I think it's important to clarify. We're doing these recommendations are for very little kids and everything that we are talking about all of the recommendations on this episode our TV and I think there are parents of very young children and people who give advice to parents have very young children who tend to obsess over screen time and how much screen time a toddler should have look. These are unusual times and the first thing that I want to say before I even start doling out recommendations is just to remember that you're doing the best you can. You're doing fine if you need to put your toddler in front of a TV or a tablet and that is what needs to happen for you to stay sane for you to get your work done then so be it. Your kid is going to be fine. Your kid has you. That's what's important wanted to get that out there. I will also go so far. As to say as a person who obsessed about this didn't obsess about it goes back and forth the important part of the best you can is the you can part so if you are stuck on the fact well. The best is only two hours. It's the best that you can do. Given your circumstances your doing great exactly so. My first recommendation is something that my parents put in front of me. When I was very small child back in the seventies which has been fairly recently rebooted for new generations the electric company. The Electric Company is a educational children's program in the seventies it featured such wonderful luminaries as Rita Moreno. It has an extraordinarily charming kids show. That is really focused on education. But does it in such a warm and inviting and pleasant way so the original seventies electric company you can stream it via Amazon? It does cost money. You can find pretty lengthy excerpts of it on Youtube floating around and you know a lot of us who grew up in the seventies. We'll have you know like individual favorite moments from the electric company. I just remember that that was something that my parents really love to have on and around because though it was geared very very much too little kids and they say online. They say that it's geared toward five to nine but I think you can really go younger than that. My parents didn't go nuts watching it now. They recently rebooted the electric company from two thousand nine to twenty eleven. Those three seasons you can stream for free at PBS DOT ORG and As an incentive for parents who listen to this show and have not checked out the rebooted electric company one of the CAST members is William Jackson Harper. Who Played Chidi on the good place incentive to watch the new electric company Occasional guest spots and occasional music composition from one Lin. Manuel Miranda. I'LL AL. Obviously we could go back and forth. Comparing the quality of the two there is no way to compare something. You were nostalgic for as a child with something that is trying to duplicate that magic but that is a marvelous piece of educational programming. That is still entertaining. And that is right up there with stuff like Mister Rogers neighborhood and sesame street and all sorts of wonderful stuff that you can find on PBS kids. Electric Company is just a gorgeous piece of that puzzle. And I don't think it gets as much recognition as it should get especially compared to some of those other classic pieces of programming love it. Excellent Pack Loved Electric Company Berry. What is your first recommendation? We in our family when my oldest was younger and I was pregnant with my second son. It was really imperative for me to be sitting down lying down pretending that I didn't have a child for like two or three hours a day but I also had already watched so much Daniel Tiger which is wonderful and other. Pbs Kids thing. That probably taught me a lot about parenting but I wanted something that I also really liked from the creators of Wallace and GROMIT. Shaun the sheep which I have so many I mean I literally have photographs of both my husband and my then three year old watching. Shaun the sheep and both laughing at exactly the same amount because it is genuinely funny. It is the first thing that I think our family all liked the same amount where we really all were engaged in it in the same way. I you know you're not pretending to love you know Mom Tiger or whatever you're not pretending to be like Mom Tiger. I'm really actually mom. Tigers really haunted me over the years but I will say that Shaun. The sheep is both adorable in terms of its slapsticky laps. But it also looks gorgeous. So if you're not familiar with Wallace and gromit they created these these beautiful claymation sort of handmade aesthetic from our animations and Wallace and gromit. I also highly recommend but it's more of a sophisticated storyline. What's Great About Shaun? The sheep is that they are sort of snack. -able basically it is a brilliant sheep named Sean and the adventures of him and his farmer and his friends and it is genuinely funny. They're all of these little references. That are incredibly sophisticated without going over the head of your little ones. There's a kind of buster Keaton ask quality to it and I can watch them all the time. I really truly do not get sick of Shaun the sheep and my kids who are now as we said six nine still really love them. It's about that and maybe the British bake off are the only things that the entire family can agree on. If you've missed out on it please go back and watch it and you may find yourself watching it even without your children and where we find it. You can find it in a myriad of places. It is on Amazon prime. It is on Netflix. The Shaun the sheep extended universe of both movies and also the Wallace and gromit from the same animation studio are in many streaming places so if you just search Shaun the sheep you will find a gorgeous claymation that will make you. Giggle is a great pick and man. My kids now are nine thousand nine hundred sixteen and at no point in their lives. Has there been more than like a small handful of things that everyone in the family can enjoy at the same level at the exact same time so when you find one of those the love that you experience as a parent for that piece of entertainment is intense. I feel you on this one in a big way. Very very nice excellent. Pick Berry Hartman Steven. You'RE GONNA give us your second pick and This is not surprise. Me Buddy well. This one is specific to one of my kids particularly my older kid my son. Jona when he was little he obsessed over a cartoon that I watched as a kid called the wacky races and the wacky races were a very short lived. Hanna barbera cartoon aired in late. Nineteen sixty eight and a little bit in early sixty nine and then has kind of lived on in reruns. There's a DVD set that has like the complete collection of the wacky races. Hanna barbera cartoons are pretty primitive. You're talking about children's TV in the late sixties. You have some kind of squeaky gender stuff. There's like one female racer penelope pitstop. Who's like more concerned with her makeup than with racing? It has that name is amazing. Insert pitstop into my middle name. Very pitstop hardiman stuff hardiman The thing is though there's something about the way. This particular cartoon was structured where each episode of the show all of these goofy characters. They were the same characters. The plot couldn't be simpler. They're racing and at the end of each episode. One of the racers wins. There's a bad guy racer named Dick Dastardly. And his side kick Mutley. Who has that famous? Little wheezy laugh and my son who was obsessed with numbers kind of obsessed a certain amount of scorekeeping managed to latch into it. Not only as a piece of like fun cartoony entertainment but kind of latched onto it as like a statistician almost and really got obsessed with it. Even though there were only seventeen episodes he just watched them over and over and over again. Now the wacky races have existed in a couple of different forms. There's a wacky racist game for the we. The kids also played. This is also like electric company is one that got rebooted and it got rebooted a few years ago and once again if you're obsessed with the nineteen sixty eight version you're gonNA watch the version from twenty seventeen or two thousand eighteen and roll your eyes because it's not the exact entertainment that you grew up with but you look at the voice cast on this rebooted wacky races. It's Tom Kenny WHO's TV. Spongebob Jill Talley who's also voiced from. Spongebob she's also from Mister. Show like Tom. Kenny and Billy West. Who was stimpy. He was fry in Futurama. You have some really lovable voice. Cast working with this show. So lucky races isn't necessarily the top of very many people's list as far as like high quality children's programming but it was really important in my house and really had this nice kind of cross generational appeal where I got to feel nostalgia watching it and my kids hooked into it in ways that even I never did

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Helping hands: Million mask challenge

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

03:07 min | 6 months ago

Helping hands: Million mask challenge

"Mister Rogers famously said that when times are scary we should look for the helpers while here now are two of those helpers to tell us how they're using their sewing talents to aid the corona virus relief effort joining us from Cleveland. Ohio are Jan and Connor. Bros DHEC thank you both for being with US encounter. I start off by telling us a little bit about your family. Business um well. The business is locally pens and needles. We started four hours even born and we have three locations in Cleveland and we sell them machines. We teach classes. We do a ton of the events. It's sort of like a big community. I would say it's like I have hundreds of grandma's and then over the last five years I've pivoted to go on the Internet as times have been changing on retake that to thousands of grandmas instead of getting the class here and events here we do online classes and courses on the Internet and sold online dot COM. And I'm sure up until a few weeks ago you weren't even imagining sewing face masks. So Jan how'd you get involved with making those masks for the Pandemic University Hospital here? In Cleveland called me up into said we need how we need. One hundred thousand mass. We need them quickly picked. What do we do so from their recommendations we developed a pattern? They approved the pattern to start off. We found fabric donated. We got cutters CICADA. It we got kits and then kind of an idea video because we had a teacher customers how to do this both online as well as in the stores so we did a video it went. Viral was started a million mass. Chia challenge because we wanted to have some fun with it too so people could help each other and post. How many Dick may we got? A million wasn't a big number and we've surpassed twenty million already. Wow that is remarkable. I just got chills hearing that that is so incredible and I understand also jammed at the hospital that you just mentioned that reached out to. You has a very special meaning for your family. Tell us about that. My daughter was very sick about three years ago and we have spent about nine months at university hospital and I was there every single day. So to give back is is just the way. Charity always works everything. We do always around full circle and it's really good good to be able to be a part of that and I know people want to be a part of this as well so connor. We heard twenty million masks and counting. How can everyone get involved as well? So it's simple go to online dot com. You can download our patterns videos on Youtube Channel for sold online. Don't have a machine. We have machines on sold online and then simply sold out and then we ask that you donate your local communities or anyone in need. Everyone needs these mask. This is not ending. It's going to continue need these mascots pandemic continues and then use the Hashtag mass challenge to shoot where you donate it. Do you have a new number? A new goal in mind. Now you were at twenty million already is shocking. How many hospitals? How many nursing homes how many people call us the police department on a daily basis? It's all I can say is. We're not halfway there. We need to keep going.

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Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 7 months ago

Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

"Hello every year the library of Congress picks twenty five recordings of cultural or historic significance to preserve forever and that song by Ellen Sherman is one of them other singles on the list are going Campbell's Wichita lineman Whitney Houston's I will always love you and YMCA by the village people I use to media teacher get booted town is one of the albums that makes the cuts along with Tina Turner's private dancer Dr drapes the chronic and an album of songs for Mister Rogers neighborhood the marches are a letter

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Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 7 months ago

Recording Registry adds 'Wichita Lineman,' album by Dr. Dre

"Hello every year the library of Congress picks twenty five recordings of cultural or historic significance to preserve forever and that song by Ellen Sherman is one of them other singles on the list are going Campbell's Wichita lineman Whitney Houston's I will always love you and YMCA by the village people I use to media teacher get booted town is one of the albums that makes the cuts along with Tina Turner's private dancer Dr drapes the chronic and an album of songs for Mister Rogers neighborhood the marches are a letter

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Does closing schools slow the spread of coronavirus? Past outbreaks provide clues

Short Wave

08:22 min | 8 months ago

Does closing schools slow the spread of coronavirus? Past outbreaks provide clues

"Okay let's start this conversation by talking about the number one thing on most kids minds and definitely the number one thing on most parents minds school closings so corey. Why take the kids out of school? Well Emily we've seen in the last few days a kind of tipping point where we went from schools closing. You know here there. On a case by case basis to honestly and just really forty eight hours last week schools starting to close statewide and in most of these places when the decision was made. The didn't actually have that many infections. So you know it. It may have struck people in the moment. Like kind of weird right. Why doing now. Why close if there aren't infections in our media rain so why do that well so I spoke to this guy? Nicholas Kristof. He's at Yale and actually does a lot of really interesting work studying. How ideas spread among other things And they happen to spread kind of like diseases and so when corona virus hit the scene given the interest in this topic and given the fact that you know I'm a physician also specialized in public health and Epidemiology. It was not a stretch for me to become interested in this topic. And so Chris Dacas said. Look yes you you can close the school when there's a case and probably everyone would agree that that is a sensible thing to do and it helps so there's a study. He pointed me to of H One n One. A Flu. Epidemic was about what years ago? Yeah so the study is of Japan's reaction and showed that closing the schools when there's a case made a difference and found that reactive school closures reduce the rate of infections in the community by nearly thirty percent. That is no small number percents so that makes a lot of sense to me but like you said schools in the. Us are closing all over the place even when there aren't a lot of infections. Yeah and I think part of that is because the science around covert nineteen at least in how it spreads is still kind of unsettled. You know. We're not totally clear on how kids can spread it We don't know if say a child you know doesn't seem sick. But is still carrying the corona virus. How will that child impact the people that here she comes into contact with right right like their parents or caretakers exactly so honestly out of an abundance of caution school closures? They limit contact. They limit the possibility of kids getting sick. And of passing along Corona virus to the people they love and Corey. You have an example from history of a time when school cancellations really helped out during a viral outbreak. What was that yeah? This was an enormous flu epidemic back in nineteen eighteen and there's actually a really good research on how U. S. cities responded including What happened to the city's the closed their schools early versus those that didn't so Nicholas Kristof ca says when you look at this research. The results really speak for themselves. If you compare a you know a Saint Louis which closed the schools in advance and kept them closed for longer. Their death rate was three hundred. Fifty eight people per one hundred thousand population but Pittsburgh which waited 'til later didn't keep the schools closed as much. Their death rate was almost three times as high eight hundred. Seven people dying per one hundred thousand population. Wow that is a lot of people. Yeah it's a lot of people And what about? How will that affect families in vulnerable populations? How how will that affect them? I imagined that all this comes with a cost. Oh absolutely and I think this is something. A lot of people aren't thinking about that. You know while keeping schools open has a public health cost so does closing them especially for vulnerable low income families. You know a lot of people don't realize that twenty million kids in this country more than twenty million depend on schools for free breakfast free lunch in some cases free dinner Many of them get medical care at school not to mention the fact that there are lots of parents out there who are working. You know low wage hourly jobs. They can't take off work. They can't work from home. So what happens with these kids? I spoke with Sonia. Santa Liza's she's the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools which are now closed. And she really summed it up. Well for me are a large number of our students the safest place for them to be actually in school so if you think about this from her point of view in. Baltimore you know. The State of Maryland has closed schools for two weeks. That's a long time for some kids to be home alone. to be coming to distribution centres to pick up what are called. Grab and go meals. But honestly emily really really complicatedness is the fact that CDC released new guidance at the end of last week that said these short-term closures like two to four weeks. They're not even long enough to actually slow the spread of this disease. They might need to go much longer and I know there are a lot of school leaders around the country who are looking at guidance and scratching their heads. Like how much longer we talking about here? Well I mean the governor of Ohio Mike DeWine said on CNN. The Sunday you know. He's closed schools there for three weeks but he said it's perfectly imaginable that this is going to go on a lot longer and it would not surprise me at all if schools did not open again this year. Wow Mollica I want to bring you in on this. Because you've been looking at the ways this can really affect families. Yeah if schools are closed it can definitely put a lot of pressure on families I spoke to Joy Osowski. She's a clinical and developmental psychologist at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. And here's what she said. One of the issues. Is You know a lot of parents need to work. And they cannot work remotely and even if they can work remotely. There are a lot of different kinds of things that need to be done for children. If they're not in school yet puts also much more pressure on parents because there isn't the routine of school so there are more meals at home. There's more care for children needed during the day and so they really have to establish what we would call a new normal anew routine and that way so how can parents create that routine and deal with that well You know she had a lot of different ideas but the one that struck me was that Older children can take some responsibility. I myself am the oldest of five siblings and I helped with my siblings growing up. She says that they could basically watch younger kids and help around the house doing chores and that kind of thing And she says it actually is helpful for the older children and can give them a sense of responsibility a sense that they're like actually contributing to the family in a time of crisis And I asked a soft ski weather. Older kids really do step up to the plate and she says that actually she's found after disasters like Hurricane Katrina for example. Older kids have been really helpful. They're helping younger kids out with schoolwork So parents can lean on them. This older kids do your part of the job description. When you're born you got a job description and it's look after sampling. Yeah and what about talking about the virus itself because I know a lot of families are really scared and there's a lot of anxiety around it and maybe they're not sure what to say? I mean a softy said is that parents need to be informed check the CDC website listen to NPR. And there's really really good news for families on the one end. Kids don't really seem to get very sick and emily. I JUST WANNA add a couple of things to from the episode. I just recorded with my colleague on your comments on parenting and current virus over life kit. When you're talking with kids make sure you're not making promises you can't keep so. Don't tell them. Oh no you won't get it because you don't know that and I always liked to channel Mister Rogers whenever I can which is look for the helpers trust in the helpers know that the helpers are out there our country is full of doctors and experts and professionals who are there to help take care of us when we need them and that will be a comfort to kids. This is the time for the helpers for

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Coronavirus's effects from entertainment to politics to religion

Mark Levin

00:54 sec | 8 months ago

Coronavirus's effects from entertainment to politics to religion

"It turned out not to be such a wonderful day Mister Rogers neighborhood Tom Hanks has corona virus so does his wife that shocking revelation came in a flurry of breaking news headlines president trump announced a temporary travel ban from European countries the NBA suspended its season the U. S. capitol building closed to visitors Washington state announced a ban on large gatherings and at this very moment the National Guard is patrolling the streets of new Rochelle New York a one mile radius quarantine there is great concern and unrest across the fruited plains normally in a time of stress and hardship many Americans find comfort in their local church however many congregations have decided to shut their doors so where do we go to find reassurance and peace this morning I read a wonderful passage of scripture from the gospel of John the words of our lord let not your heart be troubled neither let it be

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Helping A Child Whose Parents Are Struggling With Addiction

Parenting: Difficult Conversations

09:10 min | 9 months ago

Helping A Child Whose Parents Are Struggling With Addiction

"Around twenty children's sit around sickle inside the main Camp Lodge. Almost I only have a parent. WHO's addicted to opioids? The lights are dim. It's one of those moments you know is going to be intense and you should brace yourself even before it happens. Happens the eight to twelve year olds. Read the letters to addiction dear diction why do adults like you. When I'm older I will be kill? Kill you make me not like bog. Edad ed it's sad. You make my dairy goat prison. I hate you their addiction. You are immersed my worst enemy. You took my dad for me. My stepdad my aunt and bound to be my uncle so I just have to ask you a question could you please just go to hell. Signed Hyundai very sad kid. I hate you so I wish you wasn't. Will you kids so bad. I hate you go to to help. This is my issue. Mommy the pain. These children feel L.. Is almost too much to bear and millions of families are touched by addiction. But remember that episode of Mister Rogers neighborhood where he tells children to look for the to help us. Well this episode of Life Kit is about how you can be that help because not everyone is lucky enough to go to a camp like this windy. Berkshire Director of campus and Dayton Ohio. Says kids shouldn't bear this pain alone and the most important thing is that you know. Oh that you're gonNA love most important thing to me. Is that your team. And you're no and you're heard after reading. Each child goes outside and throws their letter into a glowing firepit. They watched the letter to Addiction Bourne. Berkshire on other mentors hug them. And say I love you and you're so brave one little ten year old with big Blue Eyes as the last one in line chilly high. Listen IT S my mom. He missed him sweetheart in. I'm sorry mom here. I'm sorry what can you do if you'll see the teacher a neighbor churchgoer coach and you suspect something might be going on. Maybe or thinking yes. I'd love to be that person but I don't know much about addiction. Mary Beth Collins with the National Association for Children of Addiction says it doesn't matter we're not expecting adults to have to go and do a crash course you don't have to go And read a book all about addiction. You don't need to be able to speak clinically about substance use disorder all that you really need to know how to do is to be carrying to be loving and to be able to connect with kids and engage with them. mm-hmm that's as simple as it is. Okay but what if you want even sure there's really addiction family or maybe you don't want to overstep again. Mary Beth Collins says don't worry about it I invite this people to not get bogged down with that level of responsibility. You don't have to Komo for sure it's bad enough before you intervene. I'm covey the Cardoza and before I began reporting on addiction I used to think it mant mant parents strung out on the floor or they've disappeared for days or severe abuse going on but experts like Collins say that's actually not not true. Most of the time addiction takes place in families. That seem like they're functioning pretty well so you'll see them going to work or in Church walking the dog doc. She says the far greater likelihood of neglect or emotional abuse lake constant criticism or unrealistic expectations. Having said that a child safety of courses the most important so if you see signs of physical or sexual abuse definitely call the authorities. All of these children have experienced traumas sometimes abuse and neglect a growing number are in foster care. Many have apparent incarcerated dead or not in their lives. Alone is a national nonprofit that runs these camps in thirteen states many areas hardest hit by the the OPIOID crisis. The children meet at least twelve times a year so I think of it is an opportunity. That's Claudia Black an expert in the field of addiction. She helped start these camps years ago. Yes safe place for very young children to be where they can speak their truth where they can be honest about what it is. That's going on in their family. She says there's a lot of secrets and Cheam. Many kids don't even know what the word addiction means. They just know that parent is different. One eleven year old whose mother has been in Rehab. Several Times says this is how she explained it. If you really want to have a cupcake every single day in constantly constantly. And if you didn't have it you'd feel really schick. Black says that might not be the best analogy because well children love cupcakes. Rather she says she tells young children. It's like an illness or a disease with those who are older. She's a little more graphic. Something literally has their arms their hands wrapped apt around your parents neck. And that there's a choke hold and that your parents hands are tied behind them. They don't have the ability to reach up and pull pull whatever it is this got them around that neck and that so severely choking them in. I think that what we want people to a really grasp is that it isn't willpower. And there isn't a choice at this point without they're getting some kind of help. Okay so now. Let's get down to some practical tips Bryan Moss overseas all camps at Luna. He says these children are at higher risk for so using earlier and for entering the juvenile justice system will never be able to change. What's happened to them but what we can do is boost the protective factors and and lessen the likelihood of long term consequences? What are some of these protective factors that brings us to take away number? One being a caring consistent doubt in a child's life a help. Oh because Claudia Black says often. That's exactly what these children don't have a sense of mastery or feeling of success. At least one area of your life is really helpful to children and so the role that somebody could play play is how can I help develop that with child. Maybe that's with Helping this twelve year old boy work on a car with me and I'm the neighbor and and I teach him some mechanical skills and he develops a sense of mastering sense of pride around that. Or maybe it's win. This little girl comes to my house and plays with my kids. I get she and my kids involved in an art project and really try and further her talent because I see some natural talent in the art things you can do. I really really simple bake a cake. What you game going to hike kick around a ball ask about school collins says it's not about the activity it's about showing you care consistently those loving moments are what will build that trust in these children? And it's through through that trust through that consistent nature that they will start to trust you more when Michael was nine. He got into trouble unlocked for privacy reasons. We're only using his middle name. He was angry because his dad never spent any time with him. He was always dealing with Michael's brother Who is struggling with addiction? He would rarely come because he was with my brother or he was working. It was either one of the two. Michael didn't tell anyone how he felt. I hope but he was angry. I would slam the door as will as sometimes I hit my head on the wall and then walking out of class and and just not being able to control how I felt at that time and then one day miss missy accounts lettuce school started talking to him in the hallway just stuff like how a school today and what do you enjoy doing sometimes complimenting him Michael started going to her office to chat every day for two years she enrolled him in a Lunar Kemp. Michael says he always appreciated that. She didn't ask questions about his family. All pry. It's good to wait because you don't WanNa make a kid feel uncomfortable with answering the question themselves being that the kid. It doesn't even know what's going on in their life they just know it's an addiction and they just wanted to stop

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Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

BBC World Service

03:27 min | 10 months ago

Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

"Dead this ranking government has always denied that the thousands of Tamils who surrendered in two thousand and nine were held by the security forces after the war ended Mister Rogers taxes it knowledge mint came about during a meeting with a U. N. officials last week death certificates will be issued for the missing well these rooms I mean S. and Petra heard more from a South Asia it is a virus and answer option more than twenty three thousand people are officially listed as missing this also included about five to six thousand soldiers when I was speaking with the seniors for Lincoln government officials they were saying in many of those who killed venom big artillery shell exploded this body's just went in a missing the event into pieces of many of them cannot be accounted for however on the part of the time with civilians and former time of tiger Connors man I spoke to many of the families lasted insulin because they said they were separated as soon as the war ended in a small sliver of land in the northeastern part of Sri Lanka when thousands of people were crammed inside this area they came out and sat in that at that time they said the military was separating the civilians and the time attack a goddess and many said we saw my son my son in law my daughter in law seven bring to the army and they were taken a bus and we have not heard anything from them now the government says that all of them are dead but the families insist for a long time to believe they were kept in some secret person summer insulin got that is what was happening for the last ten years now the announcement by the Sri Lankan president gotta buy another book so who was the defense minister at the time of the wall it is now clearly states that all of them will be considered aspect so how significant is the fact that he's now announce this and how will it be received by the families of the disappeared first and for most this will be a great shock for the families of those disappeared because they were hoping as we speak and many of the families but holding roadside potus in towns like could not see in the northern part of sterling kind but to go no one in Houston part of Sri Lanka for more than two years holding the pictures of their loved ones hoping that the international attention all the pressure would help them to find them some that in hospitals some secret prisons are somewhere the previous government set up an office of the missing persons but they couldn't make much progress because the government this army in the military there are so many departments it was difficult to coordinate all these departments now this will bring an end it brings a closure but why has Mr right talks a done it now and will there be further repercussions no the government has been under pressure to find out what really happened to those missing people we're talking about nearly no more than twenty thousand people many of them time of civilians it also comes just weeks before the U. N. human rights council meeting in Geneva where the Salang Connie she was likely to come up once again now the government also wants to put a full stop to all these inquires and say now these people are dead we have to move along but many Thomas would not agree because they would want to know under what circumstances these people died if they ever for example allegedly killed in extra judicial killings they would want and quietly and they would want to know what circumstances these people were taken into custody and how they died but these questions will remain this is not going to end maybe officially this will bring an end to the the deaths on the other hand the families will continue to have questions and bassinet the Russian this is Denise ring from the BBC

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Home Sweet Home Chicago

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Chicago AccuWeather: Winter Weather Advisory

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Golden Globes 2020: Female directors snubbed yet again

All Of It

04:54 min | 11 months ago

Golden Globes 2020: Female directors snubbed yet again

"Me it's beginning to look a lot like awards season in the past week the Gotham independent film awards were handed out to the critics choice association released its nominations on Sunday the LA critics did their thing over the weekend as well and yesterday the nominations for the twenty twenty golden globes were announced in in the case of the latter there was a quite a bit of controversy the golden globes once again failed to nominate any female directors in film or TV honestly there were quite a few out there who are doing spectacular work Greta girl getting one ever given a online five live you wild the LA film critics and the critics circle offered a bit more in the way of diversity giving accolades the films including hustlers the farewell and Diane and among all three groups however married story parasite and the Irishman led the film category is joining us now to talk awards and what it all means is box culture writer and friend of the show Constance Grady because it's nice to see you thanks so much for having me so we'll talk about the the snobs in a minute but were there any surprises in the golden globe nominees for you I think the big surprise for a lot of people was joker getting nods not as for Joaquin perf walking Phoenix's performance which was expected but also getting nominated for Best Picture and Best Director especially since as you've already mentioned there were so many snobs in the directing category that was a movie that really became as big signifier in the culture wars when it came out honestly even before it came out there were some people who were saying that it was glamorizing the idea that a disenfranchised late and then turning to violence would be like this complete reasonable into laudable act and some people saying that it was the big greedy Christine's treatment that super hero movies deserved and then when it actually came out the critical consensus was that it was not really even interesting enough to justify that level of controversy so for it to make such a surprising sweep in a category that saw so many big films overlooked was really surprising I think for a lot of people do you think it it it seems to me that it really comes down to Joaquin Phoenix's performance I know that really maybe it was it was enough to sweep it into the best film category that performance really is undeniable and certainly you know a director does a lot of work to pull a performance out of an actor having said that I think there are a lot of other films in that that were in the conversation for Best Director Best Picture that didn't get pulled out that have really fantastic performances as well you know you could talk about it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood the Mister Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks Tom Hanks turns in a great performance and he was nominated as well but the director Merial Heller who did a lot of work with Hanks as well was not nominated so let's talk about that no women directors nominate you had hustlers affair well book smart little women when they see us what do you think was going on I mean this is speculation but you are culture writer yeah yeah I think one of the big things to remember about the golden globes is the end voting bloc the voting body for this award is super super weird the **** the Hollywood foreign press association is just ninety something people living in southern California extensively it's supposed to be a journalist for foreign publication of a lot of the members of the award body actually aren't and because it's a weird number in ninety people it's like not really enough to get a consensus pick on the and on the films of the year you know the academy in comparison has like eight thousand people in its body so you get like this weird sort of personal preferences can really tell things really strongly one way or the other so that's why it's kind of idiosyncratic yeah their picks tend to be very quirky and unusual compared to a lot of the other big awards shows and sometimes that means that they can recognize really really cool TV you know there was a time when the globe's had a reputation for being much better on TV than the end use words like the and needs would nominate modern family over and over and over again and that those route they're recognizing you know crazy ex girlfriend a Jane the virgin and other critically acclaimed show that never really got any any love but other times it means that the gloves will just completely shut out movies and TV shows that are really sort of in the middle of the conversation for no particular reason other than that didn't really connect with the voting body and kind of consistently it seems that the voting body does not connect with movie is directed by women the director honey boy tweeted good morning to everyone that's writing me about hash tag golden globes I feel you know this I was on the inside for the first time this year there are not they are not or people they do not represent 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Box Office: 'Frozen 2' Wins Weekend

Charlie Parker

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Box Office: 'Frozen 2' Wins Weekend

"Hole at Disney sequel took the top spot at the weekend box office for the third week in a row going with you yeah Disney's frozen over to not budging from it number one the rain at the box office taking in thirty four point seven million dollars in ticket sales according to estimates so far it's grossed nearly one billion dollars worldwide in just three weeks before the NDA bringing up number two the acclaimed who done it knives out grossing fourteen point two million followed by a tie between the Ford versus Ferrari and queen and slim both bringing in six and a half million dollars and a number five Merial Heller's Mister Rogers drama a beautiful day in the neighborhood grossing five point two

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Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Sets Thanksgiving Record, ‘Knives Out’ Scores

On The Media

00:36 sec | 11 months ago

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Sets Thanksgiving Record, ‘Knives Out’ Scores

"At the weekend box office Disney's frozen to took the top spot for a second week setting a thanksgiving record with eighty five million dollars an estimated ticket sales one reason the original frozen open on thanksgiving day and twenty thirteen but the sequel opened a week before thanksgiving that let kids out of school for the holiday see it multiple times in second place the innovative who done it movie knives out debuted with twenty seven million dollars in third place Ford versus Ferrari with thirteen million and the Mister Rogers biopic a beautiful day in the neighborhood came in fourth with

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

09:43 min | 11 months ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Died when and he was a kid and I just watched my kid watch this episode. Knowing that we hadn't spoken can really very much about death. And as Mr Rogers is telling the story about the Dog Dying Wiley looks at me with this kind of skeptical look and goes togs. Don't die And I had this like Mister Rogers in my head and went. Well no dogs do die And I told I guess. What's a little bit of a stretch of the truth but I said you know when they're when they're very old and their bodies are tired? You know dogs do die and and cats die and we have two cats and he looked at me and went. Cats cats die and I said yeah and he said but we have great cats and and I thought Oh God what if I opened here and And then I pulled out. A picture of one of our cats had passed away when he was a baby. And I said you know remember. I've told you about this cat who died. WHO's buried in the backyard? And you know I believe everyone believes different things but I believe when I want to visit him. I I can go to the cherry tree in the backyard and and I can visit him And I could see kind of wheels turning wheels turning and we kept watching the show for a few minutes minutes and then while he turned to me and he goes mom. Walruses don't die and I said well walruses walruses do die and he started wailing in a way that I had never experienced before he like it felt like he who was weeping for all humanity or like the entire universe and just asking me if we could bury all the walruses in our backyard cards could visit them and I held him an. I was crying and we all I can figure out to say was I. I know this hurts. I know this is so painful. I don't know what to say But this this really hurts and And then later that night as I was putting him to bed you know the dreaded question came which was what about people You know people don't get the way he said it was people. Don't get dead do they. And then we had had are kind of second round of weeping that happened in that came out of this episode of structures and. I don't don't think I handled it great and I felt I still feel sort of guilty for how this all came up because I felt like. Was it too young for us to kind of go there but I also felt like all I had to guide me. Was Fred telling me you know we. We let the kids guide these conversations. Listen and tell them the truth and so. That's what. I tried to do. Amazing Story. I'm just trying to figure out what I want to show it. It was also one of the first stories that I told Joanne Rodgers. When I went to Pittsburgh I'm just remember what I haven't told this story at all in any repressed but I think we sat in her living room and she teared geared up and we kind of held hands as I talked about it because it just happened when I talked to her about it And then she made a little video for Wiley I'm not about that but just saying hello. My guest is Mario L. Heller Director of the new Film Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. She also directed. Can you ever forgive me. And the diary of a teenage girl after a break. We'll talk about how she learned about death. I'm Terry Gross and this is fresh air. This this message comes from. NPR sponsor capital one with the capital one Walmart rewards card. You can earn five percent back at Walmart on line. Two percent at Walmart in store restaurants. That's and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital. One May. Let's get back to my interview with Mario Heller who directed the new movie a Beautiful Day in the neighborhood starring. Tom Hanks as Fred. Rogers and Matthew Reese as a journalist journalist assigned to profile him for Esquire magazine Heller also directed the films. Can you ever forgive me. And the diary of a teenage girl when we left off Heller Adjust told the story of how she and her three-year-old son had watched an episode of Mister Rogers neighborhood that dealt with death which was an upsetting idea for her son who had never heard about death before. Do you remember how you learned about. I remember my grandmother's husband dying but I think I was older. I think it was seven or eight when he died but I remember that being the first real person person I knew who tied and I am that my parents didn't let me go to the funeral and I remember feeling like it was really unfair. You wanted to go. I wanted to go well. I don't I thought I wasn't like I felt and I think about sort of Mister Rogers. In that way of like I I felt like a full person. You know I felt like I was having as big of an experience as everybody else. And why wasn't I allowed to go to the funeral. And I think they were trying to protect me. was upsetting for you to learn that such thing existed as love. Oh Yeah Yeah I mean I. Yeah I was one of those kids who thought about death a lot and we had we had the big earthquake in the bay area. Eighty nine then ten But that really it scared me in like a deep dark way you know shook my sense of what could happen in the world. It was just the first. My my brother was trapped in a warehouse and we couldn't get to him in Oakland across a bridge. We didn't know if he was okay. And you know friends of mine. THEIR PARENTS CISCO IN THE BAY bridge collapsed. And we didn't I know if they were okay and there are people who are part of our community who died and it. It was just so chaotic it was just the end into the world. It felt like the end of the world at the time it really did. And it. It definitely I you know it was it. It's still l.. Something that has meant you know meant something in my bigger emotional life that I'm still dealing with therapy and you know I think back on myself as as a kid and I'm like I and I see it in my kid. I think that's why this experience of showing him. That episode was so I felt for him. MM so much because I I remember what it was to be. The kid who was thinking about the kind of dark questions of life and while other people weren't But now you know I had this experience when I was preparing to make this movie before I went to Pittsburgh I went to a a talk. Look at the Buddhist Centre in Brooklyn and I think I had this idea in the little. I really know about Buddhism or Buddha where I was thinking that somehow somehow if you are very enlightened that you're very peaceful you're at peace you're sort of happy and this woman who was giving this talk said The goal of Buddhism is not pure peace or to to never feel any pain. The goal is to feel all the pain And that made me think about Fred at that time because all all of the things we were hearing in the research about Fred was that he would empathize such such a great degree with the people. He came into contact with he would meet a stranger on the street and they would pour their heart out to him about what they were going through and he would almost hold it like a vessel like he he just became this great vessel for other people too poor what they were experiencing into and And I think he felt it all he was he was present in the pain of the world and not denying it and he grew up with a lot of illness. I mean who has a sick child was often isolated. That's how we started doing voices. Voices for puppets right. He was his parents were so nervous that he was going to be kidnapped they had them chauffeured to school so that he was even more isolated from his friends. Yeah and I think he was in his own in his own head a lot in that way but I think he also was very He spent the rest of his life therefore trying to be super connected to other people rather than being so separated from them. I WANNA play one of Mr Rodgers songs that you use in the film. I particularly like this one. It's the one called. What what you do with the mad that you feel? Yeah and it's awesome. It's a song all about learning to control yourself on your emotions. Get Out of hand and I think this is a song that most of US adults I should learn by heart too so so this is the real fred rogers singing at Here we go. What do you do with the mad? Add that you feel when you feel.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:52 min | 11 months ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"From whyy in Philadelphia. I'm terry gross with fresh air. Today we talk with Mario Heller director of the new film. A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers Matthew Rees as cynical journalist assigned to profile him in preparation for the film Heller watched a lot of mister rogers. I had this really painful experience of watching the episode about death with my three year old at the time. She's trying to make changes in the film. MM Industry to make it easier for women who are parents and for all parents to work without sacrificing their family life. It was something that I started talking about really early. 'cause because I said you know I don't think Fred Rogers would want us to make a movie about him where we all abandoned our kids in order to make. Yeah so how do we do this. Heller also so directed. Can you ever forgive me. I didn't grow up watching Mr Rogers but I love the new film a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Hood starring. Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers I recorded an interview with the film's Director Mario Heller but when we first broadcast it last week it was preempted. KTAR on most stations by the impeachment hearings. We like this interview and want you to hear it. So we're playing and again today. Mario Heller also directed one of my favorite films comes from last year. Can you ever forgive me. She previously joined us to talk about her first film the diary of a teenage girl. The new film is inspired by the the story of Rogers relationship with journalists Tom. Juno who was assigned to profile Rogers in nineteen ninety. Eight for a special issue of esquire. un-american Heroes Juneau says the assigning editor thought it would be amusing to have him a journalist determined to say the unsaleable right about the nicest men in the world world but talking with Rogers changed those life should know wrote a new essay about his relationship with Rogers published in the Atlantic to coincide with the film's release. He writes a long time ago. A man of resourceful and relentless kindness saw something in me that I didn't see myself. He trusted me. When I thought I was untrustworthy and took an interest in me that went beyond my initial interest in him? He was the first person I ever wrote about who became my friend and our friendship ship endured until he died in the movie. Tom Gino's name is changed to Lord Vogel. His personal story is changed to. Let's hear a scene from from the film in which Lloyd is interviewing. Rogers Lord has a bloody cut in a bruise on his face which he told Rogers he got from a softball game but he really really got it at his sister's wedding when he got into a fight with his estranged father this Peace will be for an issue about heroes. Do you consider yourself a hero. I don't think of myself as a hero. No not at all. What about Mister Rogers? Is he a hero. I I don't understand the question. Well there's you fred an end. There's the character you blame Mr Rogers. You said it was a play at the plate is that is that what that will happen to you. I'm I'm here to in to you Mr Rogers. Well that is what we're doing. Isn't it. Marielle Hiller welcome to fresh air. Congratulations on the film. Thank you What did you do to help Tom? Hanks embody Mr Rogers in the movie. I mean the positive thing going into this was obviously the the way the public feels about Tom. Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mr Rogers. There's so there was a warmth that we were starting with there was so much that was already done there but the truth of the matter is tom is very different. Person Energetically jedi quickly than than Mister Rogers. He's very he's very funny. He's very charming. He's actually got like a loud booming voice this and walks into a room and you know he's there he shakes everyone's hand. He cracks jokes. He's he's boisterous he's really vibrant and He doesn't doesn't really. It's never awkward when you're talking to Tom Hanks I've never seen him have an awkward conversation with anybody and what we figured out in our research about Fred was that he really was comfortable sitting in silence an awkwardness and he would ask questions to people and he would wait for an answer. No matter how long it took and he wouldn't fill that silence in And he had a stillness to him too so a lot of what I had to do. especially in the beginning was to kind of rain. Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of Zen. Like state where he was being hyper present in. Every the moment I know on the radio like a pause can be very kind of dramatic thing when you hear like somebody's thinking or somebody's mad or you know but but it goes on too long. Everybody just gets uncomfortable. So how did you deal without making the movie like you wanted pauses. You wanted slowness onus. But if it's too much of any of that it's uncomfortable for everybody in the audience. I mean Fred had very specific cadence. I don't think anybody could have watched his show. Oh and not noticed that he he spoke at a different pace than the rest of the world. And we heard from a number of people that when you would be with Fred it felt like ktar would slow down like he kind of controlled time in a way and Part of the casting of Matthew Rees was I wanted to cast somebody buddy who had a very different pace. You know it was about these two men who were sort of foils to each other coming together and having these sort of emotional duels So I met you was also. He's somebody who moves very quickly. His mind is always racing. And he's got a lot of energy pulsing through his body so the idea was in our rehearsals and also in the way that we shot these scenes between these two men it was about really kind of controlling time and when there were pauses they were carefully crafted. It was really. I had to kind of force them to pause even longer than they were comfortable pausing but it was also about what's happening in those pauses. What are the emotional back and forth? That are happening. What was just penetrated? What memory is being triggered? What are you thinking about in that moment and when will you respond? And how carefully will you respond. And is it an impulsive response or is it a very thoughtful response So we worked a lot on pacing and only now that I'm doing all of these press junkets with all of my actors in my hearing about how how slightly tortured. They felt by time that apparently I was like we're going slower guys here. We go and they were going really slower. That felt so slow. What you're describing is the opposite of what's depicted picked in the movie on the set of Mister Rogers neighborhood because on the set their producers Who are thinking like come on like moving along right? Apparently Aries hard. Yeah yes he was always running behind. You was always talking to people for hours at a time. It was really hard to move them through a crowd. Do People really really worth tell you that yeah we. We were so lucky when we made this movie because we we. We went to Pittsburgh where Fred made the show and lived for his whole life and we we were welcomed by his wife Joanne. Bill Isler and all of the people who worked at the Fred Rogers Company. All these people who knew Fred really well and they after after getting to know US entrusting us they really shared with us. Millions of stories about Fred and painted of on a complete picture of him in one of the things was yes he was. Yeah he worked on his own. He had his own timetable in all things and he was very difficult to wrangle goal and they were often very behind in shooting the show and he would talk to everybody and he was. It sounded like pretty impossible in certain ways. I'm not a big fan of bio-pics because because usually the writers and director take a lot of liberties for dramatic purposes and then you leave the movie. Not Knowing the difference between history and fiction fiction is often confused infused with wh wh who the person really was what you get around that in the opening and are in to really lovely ways You know the framing device is that it's an addition of Mister Rogers neighborhood and he's telling all the children look it's it's A Picture Board and on the picture board. There's a a lot of different doors and each door.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ shows us we may not be able to forget, but it’s never too late to forgive

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00:23 sec | 11 months ago

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ shows us we may not be able to forget, but it’s never too late to forgive

"It's a beautiful day in this book beautiful day for based on the true story of the friendship between Mister Rogers and a cynical journalist in love broken people like me sometimes we ask for help and that's okay starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rees a beautiful day in the neighborhood rated T. G. travel guide suggest in

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‘Frozen 2’ heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

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00:41 sec | 1 year ago

‘Frozen 2’ heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

"What's going on I think I woke the magical spirits of the enchanted forest okay that's definitely not what I thought you were given the global sensation frozen became you might have guessed frozen too would debut at number one get the numbers are right popping it earned an estimated one hundred and twenty seven million dollars in North America and more than three hundred and fifty million worldwide the biggest global opening ever for an animated film Ford versus for are in trouble back the second this weekend with sixteen million well the Mister Rogers drama a beautiful day in the neighborhood opens third with thirteen point five and Tom

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

10:31 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"My family. We're different from others are kind. We only hunt animals launch. Control a thirsty you you sent second drug to me. I mean like my own personal brand heroin smell real good I love how like your characters is like brew like Toxic Masculinity and the seductive dangerous Chris Young man mixed with a sensitive young man trying hard not to lose control of his impulses NBA. What's Your psycho-sexual analysis of your character? I mean I guess. Yeah in the context in context that will now. The context has changed. I mean I am I remember when I was doing it I think what I was thinking was The danger inch of When he fall in love with someone to the instinct to build a pedestal higher and Higher Aaron Higher and higher than sudden? It was something to do with I keep make clearly round up everything. Vague every car job played some kind of self doubt. Is She I thought when he falls in love with Bala It makes him feel weaker and weaker and weaker and he and she becomes this kind kind of enormous kind of That she becomes his fantasy figure. And that's what's terrifying. Him is making him feel week from week. the psycho sexual stuff. I mean it kind of I don't know there was something I remember watching Lust caution was very very obsessed with that movie when I was doing A fast toilet and it's kind of I. I always kind kind of imagine that thing in especially in movies because the intent the the tiniest individual touch or just presence you know if you're in each other's his presence of just very very briefly in these tiny little moments they become so magnified in cinema. The I wanted to make even less about outs Them holding hands or anything. I mean I I wanted them to only touch like three times in the entire movie and just those three times associate of electrifying. And it's it's it's painful to them like it's it's not a kind of. It's not particularly pleasurable thing. That how much they're attracted to each. It's just a traumatic. Just kind of probably how I felt about my teenage relationships tabooed is the more like electric. It becomes yeah. That's the way it's really difficult to generate that when you get older. I think it's hilarious. Actually that you know you worked with were Herzog. And he made this Great Vampire Film Nas for two and not the silent version of NAS for up to but North Route Two starring Klaus Kinski. That's one of the darkest films and his version of the vampire. Somebody who is living forever and doesn't much like the idea you know he he. There's no pleasure in his life and he's he's kinda hideous and like the rats follow the plague follows him wherever he goes and endure. This kind of romantic like Montgomery clift was a vampire you know so it's just like two completely opposite visions of the I think I think Edward basically is no stranger to but at the same time he still has about doing his hair. Written stuff has no hair because he is kind of a set of I. I don't know what they are. The kind of massive bone of contention adamant when I was doing twilights like they've lived hundred years. Why they still going to high school? It's always seventeen seventeen forever but even I mean people drop out of high school with no people drove out. Say What does He. He's he's in the same. So if your vampire was seventeen forever. How how old were you when you played him I was I think I started when I was twenty? One Twenty one to finish plus twenty six. What was it like for you when fame hit I mean it was it. It's funny because it was so Sudden I mean it was. I think I don the movie and gone. I was in la just doing auditions and stuff and Then we did COMI CON in two two thousand eight And it was literally from having absolutely no one recognized you whatsoever. We went into the the big Whole H. in San Diego and it was like being am backstreet? Boys just made aid lemonade from we walked through the Dole and it was just down the rabbit hole and But it was so sudden it didn't feel real L. to me at all I mean it was like I am. I think I'm really happy I had that I kind of brush with it all like that because it seems so surreal That I felt like I was. I'd gone to pay to see a show of if people go screaming crazy and it was nothing to do with me whatsoever. I mean it kind of and I kind of always felt the whole way through it. I mean it just. It felt so sudden but I didn't feel the weight of responsibility with it at all getting back to twilight for a moment. You and your co Star Kristin and Stewart or a couple for several years. When she hosted Saturday night live in two thousand seventeen she referred to that in her opening monologue which was hilarious? So the here's an excerpt of it all nervous be hosting. Because I know the president's probably watching and I'd only likes me that how much here's how I know for years ago. Is this guy named Rob Rubber and we broke up and then we got back together and for some reason it may donald trump go insane. Here's what he actually tweeted. This is real Robert Pattinson not take Kristen Stewart. She cheated she did on him like a dog. And we'll do it again. Just watch can do so much better now. I know what you're thinking right that's crazy. The president tweeted. What about you once narrow the president's weeded about me eleven times he also said everyone knows I'm right that Robert Pattinson dumb dumb Kristen Stewart in a couple years? He'll thank me. Be Smart Robert I know and then one day later he tweeted and everyone is asking me to speak more in robbing Christie. And I don't have time except to say Robert Draper. She cheated on you and she'll do it again. Okay so to be fair. I don't think Donald Trump hated me. I think he's in love with my boyfriend because he also tweeted this miss. This university doesn't solve pagent will be airing on NBC and tell them until December nineteenth open invite students for patents. That's it's crazy right. The president is not a huge fan of me. But that is so okay and Donald's if you didn't like me then you're probably not going to like me now because I'm hosting SNL. And I'm like Okay Dude. Kristen Stewart's opening monologue and Saturday night. Live so there's one other Miss Universe reference I mentioned from Donald Trump tweet from two thousand twelve Robert. I'm getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen but in right if you saw the Miss Universe girls you would reconsider. I so great. He's plugging his beauty pageant and making it sound like you should be shopping for a girl from my catalog of beauty pageant. Contestants like I'll show you show you them you can choose. You could have so so we heard heard a little bit of Kristen. Stewart's reaction to all of that. What was your reaction to the tweets? I I feel like I have a kind of alter-ego who's living that existence of it is kind of. I don't feel like it's an anyway in reference to to to me in reality at all yeah I mean. I think it's just an impossible thing to compete and I'm kind of I mean especially now I mean at the time it didn't really I wasn't even paying attention to at all yet. I mean it's kind of it's kind it fascinating. I think actually a while ago checked and I think he might deleted tweets now think. Hey let's hold out about you over it now You're like To fame your first jobs that resembled acting was lead modeling Me started modeling when you were twelve. Were you what were you modeling for at age twelve. I mean like what kinds of products clothing I I used to women's hand mode when you're kidding me coverage of food jewelry for yeah for like catalogue rings and stuff so the beautiful engagement ring would actually be on. Your Dad. Did that once. But I definitely like that I don't know actually I think.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Okay Mr Rogers Do you play these songs for your son. I do that one. I played for my kid all the time that Song Sorta it became like our thesis for the whole movie. This idea that so many of us don't actually have practical ways to cope with our feelings and You know it was a song quoted when he did that famous Hearing in front of the Senate where he got money any for P. B. S. but also it was a song that we put in the movie specifically because it felt like it was telling the story that we were trying to hit on with this movie which is about this grown man who really hasn't figured out his own coping ways he can't he hasn't figured out what to do with his own matt. And and what does that mean. What what type of man is he? Then so I read that when you were making a a beautiful in the neighborhood you kept the shooting to a limited number of hours a day. Yeah so that people like you could get home and you know. Put their kids to bed or spend some time with family So so can you ever forgive me. Your previous film came out last year. What's the difference in age in the age that your son was between so went out and the new one and also? So what did you learn from making first film about what you needed in your life and in your family's life in order to keep doing this and not feeling like you were a neglectful mother. When I was making? Can you ever forgive me. I think Wiley was too and I would leave in the morning when he was asleep and I would get home and he would be asleep and even though I was shooting in New York City where we live I felt like I was just gone and it was really hard. It was really really hard on all of us It was hard on my husband. It was hard on Wiley and it was hard on me and I felt over the course of the next year. People were constantly asking me questions about about like. How can we have more women directors? Why why is it so hard for women to direct movies like what do we need and I thought well one of the things we need to stop pretending is not true as a lot of us are moms and how do we make it more sustainable for those of us? Who are parents to do this job? It's really really hard not to mention the fact that there were a number of stories about out crew members dying after eighteen twenty hour days driving. Home long hours you know I just started to think like this is pretty unsustainable life that we choose choose to live and production particularly is really insane. There's the sense of that. You have to kind of kill yourself in order to do this job well and Melissa. Melissa McCarthy was the one who actually said to me. Have you ever shot French hours. which we we call them French hours but it's not what they do? In France. I've since heard in France they take like for our lunches punches. With wine I guess but The idea behind French ours is that instead of doing a twelve and a half or thirteen hour day with a lunch break in the middle. You do a ten hour straight day. Everyone kind of eats food throughout the day. Anyway on a set. Nobody's going hungry on a film set But you work straight through and then you're done and for me. It was the the difference between getting home to put my kids better. Not So it was you know seventy five or eight to six. It was Most days out of the week and we didn't do it everyday of the filming. I mean but we did a large majority of the days. There are certain days when you have like a big move or the schedule just makes it impossible to do that. You really need a longer day. But a lot of days we found it to be just as efficient if we were in the same location. Not taking a break in the middle of the day shooting less hours. But you don't have this kind of dip momentum that happens when you take a lunch I found on it to be just as efficient And so it was something that I started talking about really early because I said you know. I don't think Fred Rogers would want would want us to make the movie about him where we all abandoned our kids in order to make. Yeah so how do we do this. How do we find a way to do this and I was just lucky that everybody who worked on this movie was really game for this idea. Pretty much everybody involved had little kids for kids remembered what it was like when their kids were little and a lot of us had kids under five and so figuring out a way to make that happen became a huge priority for me and it worked great and you know I found that the actors loved it to to Chris Cooper particularly said to me you know I hate taking lunch when we're in the middle of a scene. I hate breaking the momentum. I don't like going off and eating a big plate of potatoes. You know I come back back and I feel like I don't remember how it was feeling or I can't remember my lines it just I don't eat anyway because I it it just distracts me and You know I often would find the my script supervisor. My EP or I would end up. Having meetings are working through lunch anyway. Nobody was really taking a break so it wasn't actually functioning as the break that it was supposed to be so this became just sort of a mission for me and something I want to talk more about. I WanNa talk to the unions about. I want to talk to the directors union in to the crew unions to everybody about this idea that this could benefit all of us that it is a way that we can get more parents as directors durst because I think for a lot of us. It's the difference between the Spena sustainable lifestyle and at Nantes but also that it's safer and it could benefit all of us wissman wonderful to talk with you. Thank you so much for this interview and for the movie off. Thank you Terry. It's such a pleasure to talk to you. Marielle Heller directed the new movie a Beautiful Day in the neighborhood starring. Tom Hanks as Fred. Rogers won't you won't.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:40 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Back at Walmart on line. The two percent at Walmart in store restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital one and A. Let's get back to my interview with Mario Heller who directed the new movie. Beautiful Day in the neighborhood starring. Tom Hanks as Fred Fred. Rogers and Matthew Rees journalist assigned to profile him for Esquire magazine when we left off. Heller just told the story of how she and her three-year-old son had watched an episode of Mister Rogers neighborhood that dealt with death which was an upsetting idea for her son who had never heard about death before. Do you remember number. How you learned about death I remember my grandmother's husband dying. But I think I was older. I think I was seven or eight eight when he died but I remember that being the first real person I knew who tied and that my parents didn't let me go to the funeral enroll and I remember feeling like it was really unfair. You wanted to go. I wanted to go like I felt and I think about what sort of Mister Rogers. In that way of like I I felt like a full person. You know I felt like I was having as big of an experience. France's everybody else. And why wasn't I allowed to go to the funeral. And I think they were trying to protect me Was it upsetting for you to learn that such thing existed stuff. Oh Yeah Yeah I mean I. Yeah I was one of those kids who thought about death a lot and we had. We had the big earthquake in the bay area. Eighty nine I will really then ten But that really it scared me and like a deep dark way you know really shook my sense of what could happen in the world was just the first my my brother. It was trapped in a warehouse and we couldn't get to him in Oakland across a bridge and we didn't know if he was okay and you know friends of mine. Their parents here in San Francisco and the Bay Bridge had collapsed. We didn't know if they were okay. And there are people who were part of our community who died and it. It was just so chaotic. It was just the end of the world it felt like the end of the world at the time it really did and it definitely you know it was it. It's still something that has meant. You know meant something in my bigger emotional life that I'm still dealing with therapy and you know I think back on myself as a kid and I'm like I and I see it in Mike and I think that's why this experience of showing him. That episode was so so I felt for him so much. Because I I remember what it was to be. The kid who was thinking about the kind of dark questions of life and while other people weren't But now you know I had this experience when I was preparing to make this movie before. He went to Pittsburgh Berg. I went to a a talk at the Buddhist centre in Brooklyn and I think I had this idea in the little. I really really know about Buddhism or Buddha where I was thinking that somehow if you are very enlightened that you're very peaceful that you're you're at peace you're sort of happy happy and this woman who was giving this talk said The goal of Buddhism is not pure peace or to to never feel any pain. The goal is to feel All the pain and that made me think about Fred at that time because all all of the things we were hearing in the research about Fred was that he would empathize such a great degree with the people he came into contact with he would meet a stranger on the street and they would pour their heart out to him about what what they were going through and he would almost hold it like a vessel like he he just became this great vessel for other other people too poor what they were experiencing into an And I think he felt it all he was he was present in the pain of the world and not denying it and he grew up with a lot of illness. I mean who has a sick child was often isolated. That's how we started doing voices voices voices for puppets. His parents were so nervous that he was going to be kidnapped. They had them chauffeured to school so that he was even more isolated from his friends. Oh Yeah Yeah and I think he was in his own head a lot in that way but I think he also was very He spent the rest of his life therefore trying to be super connected to other people rather than being separated from them. I WANNA play one of Mr Rodgers songs that you use in the film. I particularly like this one. It's the one called. What do you do with the mad that you feel? Yeah and it's awesome. It's a song all about learning to control yourself on your emotions. Get Out of hand and I think this is a song that must've adults adults should learn by heart too. So so this is the real fred rogers singing at Here we go. What do you do with with the mad that you feel when you feel so mad you could bite when the whole wide world seems Oh so wrong And nothing you do seems very right to. What do you do do bag? Do some clay or awesome roundup friends for game tag and see how fast it's great to be able to stop when you land thing that's wrong and be able to do something else instead and and think this song I can stop when I want to can stop one. I wish stop stop. Stop adopt any time. And what a good feeling to feel like this. You know that the feeling is i. I know that there's something deep inside. Nope US become what we can or can be someday a woman and boy and be some.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

11:10 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"AWS DOT ORG RG. I'm too old to have grown up watching Mister Rogers neighborhood but I loved the new film a Beautiful Day in the neighborhood starring. Tom Hanks as Fred. Rogers my guest is the film's director Mario Heller. She also directed one of my favorite films from last year. Can you ever forgive me. She previously joined us to talk about her her first film the diary of a teenage girl. The new film is inspired by the story of Rogers relationship with journalists Tom. Juno who was assigned to profile Rogers in nineteen ninety eight for a special issue of esquire. un-american Heroes Juneau says the assigning editor thought it would be amusing to have have him a journalist determined to say the unsaleable right about the nicest men in the world but talking with Rogers changed those life should know wrote a new essay about his relationship with Rogers published in the Atlantic to coincide with the film's release. He writes a long time ago. A man of resourceful and relentless kindness cygnus saw something in me. That I didn't see myself. He trusted me. When I thought I was untrustworthy and took an interest in me that went beyond my initial interest in him him? He was the first person I ever wrote about who became my friend and our friendship endured until he died in the movie. Tom Gino's name is changed into Loyd Vogel. His personal story is changed to. Let's hear a scene from the film in which Lloyd is interviewing. Rogers Lord has a bloody cut in a bruise on his face which he told Rogers he got from a softball game but he really got it at his sister's wedding when he got into a fight with his estranged father this Peace will be for an issue about heroes. Do you consider yourself a hero. I don't think of myself as a hero. No not at all. What about Mister Rogers? Is he a hero. I don't understand the question. Well there's you fred and then there's here's the character you play. Mr Rogers said it was a play at the plate is is that is that what happened. I'm I'm here to in to you Mr Rogers well that that is what we're doing. Isn't it Marielle Hiller. Welcome to fresh air. Congratulations on the film. Thank you What did you due to help Tom? Hanks embody Mr Rogers in the movie. I mean the positive thing going into this was obviously the the way the the public feels about Tom. Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mr Rogers so there was a warmth that we were starting with there was so much that was already done there but the truth of the matter is Tom is a very different person energetically than than Mister Rogers. He's very he's very funny. He's very charming. He's actually got like a loud booming voice and walks into a room. And you know he's there he shakes everyone's hand. He cracks cracks jokes. He's he's boisterous he's really vibrant and It's never awkward when you're talking to Tom. Hanks I've never seen him have an awkward conversation with anybody and what we figured out in our research about Fred was that he really was comfortable sitting in silence and awkwardness and he would ask questions to people and he would wait for an answer. No matter how long it took and he wouldn't fill that silence in And he had a stillness to him too. So so a lot of what I had to do. especially in the beginning was to kind of rain. Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of Zen. Like state where he was being hyper present in every moment. Did you watch Mister Rogers neighborhood as a child I did so. So is there an thing that he said or did that. You remember from your childhood. I have very clear. Memories of loving the part of the show that was in his house and then feeling scared of some of the puppets in the land of make believe. And I think particularly lady. Elaine What scared you about her? While she looks like a witch she's got like this burnt nose and burnt cheekbones. And she had this very scratchy scratchy voice and She was terrifying. I think she was terrifying for a lot of kids. And you know I've I've rediscovered the show now as a parent I've we've had a very different perspective on it now that I'm a parent and I can watch it with my kid. And we also the first way we really came to it was through Daniel Tiger's neighborhood which is the modern day incarnation of Mister Rogers neighborhood that the Fred Rogers Company makes and it's all based on the teachings of Fred Rogers but it's an animated show And that it shows just been the most incredible thing for my kid and for me and it's been the thing that's kind of that I was reconnecting to before I even was signed onto this project. Act that was the first show. I let my kids watch and It kind of got me back in touch with Mister Rogers from a different adult perspective. Tell me more about that adult perspective on the show. I think I have a memory of thinking that the show was just all happier. Go lucky or something or it just easy and then as an adult looking back. I realized that he wasn't afraid of any of the hardest parts of childhood or talking about the most uncomfortable. Things he tells the truth. I mean that that is a radical notion but he tells kids the truth and I was blown away way going back and seen the topics that he was covering on his show. I had this really painful experience variance of watching the episode about death with my three year old at the time which it's kind of it was such a profound experience. We were having a snow day and so he was home from school but it was a day that I kind of set aside that I was going to watch a lot of episodes Mr Rogers so I asked Wiley if you wanted to watch some episodes with me and I let him pick out based on the kind of thumbnails on on the Internet and he picked the fish one because he's very obsessed with underwater stuff's ocean stuff But I knew just looking at the end they'll sufficient one. This is the episode about death breath and I thought Oh. Are we going to go here. Okay and so in the episode Mr Rogers goes to feed the fish and one of the fish is dead head and he tries to revive it and puts it in some saltwater and he sloshes it around and it Kinda limply sloshes around he says oh it looks like it's moving but it's not actually moving. And then he buries the fish and he tells this story about his dog Mitzi who died when he was a kid and I just watched I my kid watch this episode knowing that we hadn't spoken really very much about death and as Mr Rogers is telling the story about the Dog Dying Wiley looks at me with this kind of skeptical look and goes togs. I don't die and I had this like Mister Rogers in my head and went. WELL NO DOGS DO I. I And I told I guess. What's a little bit of a stretch of the truth but I said you know when they're when they're very old and their bodies are tired you you know dogs do die and and cats die and we have two cats and he looked at me and went cats cats die and I said yeah and he said but we have great cats and I thought Oh God what have I opened here and and and then I pulled out a picture of one of our cats who had passed away when he was a baby and I said you know remember? I've told you about this cat who died. WHO's buried in the backyard? And you know now. I believe everyone believes different things but I believe when I wanNA visit him. I I can go to the cherry tree in the backyard and and visit him And I could see kind of wheels turning wheels turning and we kept watching the show for a few minutes and then while he turned to me and he goes mom Walruses don't die and I said well walruses do die and he started wailing wailing in a way that I had never experienced before he like it felt like he was weeping for all humanity or I like the entire universe and just asking me if we could bury all the walruses in our backyard so we visit them and I I held him and I was crying and all I could figure out to say was I know this hurts. I know this is so painful. All I don't know what to say But this really hurts and then later that night as I was putting him to bed you know. The dreaded question came which which was. What about people You know people don't get the way he said it was people. Don't get dead do they. And then we had our kind of second round of weeping that happened in that came out of this episode episode of Rogers and. I don't think I handled it great and I sort of felt I still feel guilty for how this all came up because I felt like. Was it too a young for us to kind of go there but I also felt like all like had to guide me. Was Fred telling me you know we we. We let the kids guide these conversations. Listen and tell them the truth and so. That's what. I tried to do. Amazing Story. I'm just trying to figure out what I WANNA. So it was also one of the first stories that I told Joanne Rodgers. When I went to Pittsburgh I'm just remember? What did she say I think we sat in her living room and she teared up and we kind of held hands as I talked about it because it had just happened when I talked to her about it? and then she made a little video for Wiley. Not about that but to sane. Hello my guest. Is Mario Hiller director of the new film. Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. We'll talk more after a break break. And we'll hear from actor Robert Pattinson. He became famous for playing a teenage vampire in the twilight saga he stars in the new film the Lighthouse. I'm Terry Gross Rawson. This is fresh air weekend. This message comes from. NPR sponsor capital one with the capital one Walmart rewards card. You can earn five percent.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

08:34 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

"Thank you find a huge. Thanks again to Carl Wallace. Who served the podcast finding friend John? We're GONNA take one more break here and when we come back play along with us in who at that. That's my favorite part of the week and see how closely you followed the news of the week. I'm elise as Hugh and you're listening to. It's a minute from NPR. Please please please support for NPR comes from Newman's own foundation. Asian working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information information is available at Newman's own foundation dot. Org I know we'd all love the holidays to be this happy stress-free Joyful Times but let's be real that is not always the case. NPR's Life Kit is answering your holiday questions and helping you. Navigate family dynamics all season long new episodes so every Tuesday and Thursday. Listen and subscribe to Life Kit all guides. We're back you're listening to it's been a minute from NPR. The show where we catch up on on the week that was. I'm Elise Hu in for Sam Sanders here this week with Jacob Margolis reporter for southern California public radio. Hey Jake and Peter Hamby who writes for Vanity Fair and hosts us. Good Luck America on snapchat heater. It's time for a game. We call who said that a simple game. I will share a quote from the week. You guess who said it or at least the story. I'm referring to best two out of three if you win. You know what you get everything you get nothing not even a Mug. Thank all right here. We go I quote. It was so long ago no one is going to know the difference. It was so long ago. No one's GonNa know the difference. The guys are just staring at me. How about a hint? Yes okay. It involves an actress who some people would call a pretty woman Julia. Roberts yes can you give me some context clues a couple of journalists here okay. I'm just going to tell you. News came out this month. That a studio executive wants suggested Julia Roberts birt's play. Harriet Tubman in a movie. That doesn't seem appropriate but as the quote goes it was so long. ugh Oh no one's going to know the difference. What she said that in response to no she didn't say anything was the studio executives? Said this why would. Here's the backstory in an interview this month with focus features screen writer Gregory Allen Howard who wrote the recent movie Harriet About Harriet. Tubman said back in one thousand nine hundred ninety four when he started developing the project. That's how long it takes to develop a project around here. He heard from a studio executive that Julia. Roberts Roberts should play Harriet. 'cause I guess Julia Roberts was really in her heyday then and it was the ninety s and the ninety S. Were like a much less breath racially conscious time. That is insane all right. y'All got zero on that tied at zero zero. We're okay quote number you too. It has been what I would describe as a constant sore in the family. We all knew him and I think that if we have a conversation about it we're all left with the same thing now. What on earth happened clue? Please okay this would have been more effective. Had I delivered it in a British accent. Oh is it about Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew said that oh I thought he was the sore. It was part of such a disastrous interview with the BBC With Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew has since withdrawn from royal duties quote for the foreseeable future. Was He doing. He's been disappeared. I I mean having started to bench this season of the crown by royal duties that you would be dismissed from our like speaking to like factory opening and going to equestrian invents ribbon cutting. No one's going to Miss Prince Andrew in other words. Yeah all right that one one point two Jacob Margot okay okay. That's why why I came here this morning. Quote number three. It was not me five exclamation points and I didn't hear it when I was speaking. Who said that hint please? He's from California and he's a lawmaker. Why don't we play the tape? Let's go to tape let's go. The evidence is uncontradicted that the president used taxpayer dollars to ask the Ukrainians to help them. Cheat an election will be. Hey Eric Swale well. This is a fantastic story in a really like welcome. Twitter needed the break. Yeah it was a little bit of a breather from the impeachment hearings this week. The best is that a reporter from buzzfeed. DM swallow and swallows like damn. He is on all platforms response. Reporters is on the record. Denying the Fart in her. DMZ She screened shot at it I think an NBC producer this is hardball and MSNBC came out and said it was a mug moving across the table. That didn't that sound like. Oh do you believe him. Fart Mug Mug the farts well. Oh well responded to the show's tweet claiming in all caps total exoneration. That's pretty good teams. Got Together to go ahead and respond to that situation but you to tide great competitor shaking hands Shit. You back includes who said that. Now it's time to end the show as we always do each Friday. We ask ask you to share with us. The best thing that happened to you all week. We encourage you to brag. And you do. Let's take a listen. This is Melissa in Abington Pennsylvania Lavinia and the best thing that happened to me this week. Is that my dog sophie qualified to be a therapy dog so pretty soon we will start visiting hospitals and nursing homes uh-huh and other places where people would like to pet a happy dog with a wagging tail. Thanks have a good week. This is Katie. And the best thing that happened to me this week week as I passed the California bar exam. Yeah I have two small children and this week I slept through the night for the first time in over a year the best part of my week who is proposing to my best friend on our two week vacation into the best part of my week was that I came home from work and my twenty two month old daughter asked me. How was your day? The best thing that happened to me this week was in acting class. Am I fellow. Actors just took the time the beginning of class to say Cake Leo. I'm really glad. Yeah I know you this is Barbara from New York. I'm happy about this week is that my husband is home and doing well after a double bypass NFL replacement. This is Megan from Nashville. And the best part of my week was getting to save a life by donating a kidney kidney to a fellow animal rescue volunteer both of our surgeries went off without a hitch and Kenny. The kidney is kicking butt in his new the home. I hope you have a great week. Good one I love the show. Thank you to those listeners. Melissa Katie Makara Kelly a Nez Cleo Joe Barbara and Megan and thank you for sharing your best thing with us. We listened to all of them. Even if we can't play them all here on the show to share your Own Record an audio file and email it to the show at Sam Sanders at NPR dot. Org Sam Sanders and NPR DOT Org. That's a rat I want to say. Thanks again to our guests for being here today Jacob Margolis reporter for southern California public radio. Thanks and Peter Hamby who writes for Vanity Fair and hosts good luck America on snapchat. Thanks again Peter Peter. Thank you leave was produced this week by Brent Bachman and unruly faster our editors are kitty is Lee and Alex. McCall our director of programming. Steve Nelson our engineer. Here is Josh Newell and the Senior Vice President of programming at NPR is on Yuck Rodman. I'm Elise Husam. Sanders is back next week. Thanks for listening to it's been a minute from NPR.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

09:04 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

"Hi everyone we're Lisa's daughters Eva. Isa and that balloon net this week on the show science reporter and member station. KPCC ABC's Jacomb Margolis and a host of good luck America and a writer for Vanity Fair. Peter Hambley Hundley Dash. Hey y'all I mean we've Hugh in for Sam Sanders it's been a minute. Welcome to you and our guest today today science reporter for member station. KABC in Los Angeles Jacob Jacob and Peter Hamby host of Good Luck America on snapchat and contributing writer for Vanity Fair. Okay so this week will forever be the week that eighth at Rocky introduced to the American congressional record. It's true that the president speaks loudly at times and it's also true. I think we primarily discussed a sapper. Rocky that was e you ambassador. Gordon Sunland King and testimony this week. During the house impeachment inquiry have any other rappers ever been included in the congressional records the context here's that rocky was detained in Sweden for an alleged assault talk and president. Trump wanted to get him out because Kim Kardashian and Kanye West asked him to. That's a real sentence hardline into the White House these days. Now you're hearing no limit the twentieth eighteen hit by G. eazy featuring the city take time to unpack the other news of this week each week. We asked our jeff to describe their week of news in three words. Peter you're up first your three words. My three words Elise are Democrats talking abortion as you know our might not know because the ratings weren't great. There was a democratic debate this week host. Rachel maddow asked a very important question of Elizabeth Warren. Just this weekend. Louisiana re elected a Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. He has signed one of the country's toughest laws restricting abortion. Is there room in the Democratic Party for someone like him. Someone who can win in a deep red state but who does not support abortion rights. Senator Warren I believe that abortion rights are human rights. I believe that they also economic rights were in dodged the question so did cory booker so did Bernie Sanders. The question of whether Democrats should support Democrats that's in the south like John Bel Edwards the now second term governor of Louisiana. I do think there's a better answer to that question. And just saying `I a blanket Lee. support abortion and. I'm not even going to humor. Democrats who oppose it I interviewed Stacey Abrams a few months ago. She ran for governor. George She lost but she's a southerner right like she's a progressive hero but she's a southerner also and her answer to me when interviewed on my show for snapchat was that I oppose what John Bel Edwards thinks about abortion. I would argue with him Till I you know lose my voice but I would rather have a Democrat in office than a Republican is gonNA kick half a million people off Medicaid. Republican is not going to support education funding. And do think that right now. One of the challenges of the Democratic presidential primary again. It's a primary but they're talking to Democrats and having fights about taxing the wealthy and splitting hairs over health care who's talking to the larger countries a whole. How can democrats Kratz grow the tent? President Obama has been talking about this actually in the last few weeks that Americans are more interested in incremental progress than revolution and and Democrats can't be consumed by purity tests. But are there that many Democrats in the south left Especially because so many of them have more socially socially conservative positions. I think it probably folly to think the Democrats are going to recapture state legislatures federal seats in the south. But it's a margin's game and it can matter think about Doug Jones in Alabama think about Bashir who just won the governor in Kentucky Against Republican Matt Bevin those are flawed Republican publican opponents at both the Democrats ran against but they were elected two four and six year terms in these states partly by motivating based Democrat voters but there are still. We'll persuadable voters out there in this country and just to pivot back to the presidential race again. An eight point. Five million people. Last selection switch their votes from Obama to trump two point. Five five million people. Switch your votes from Romney. The Clinton people change their minds and can be persuaded and I think heading into the next election season I think. Democrats PAT's needs to be a little more mindful about growing the tent and it's so crazy because Democrat Democratic Party has traditionally been known as the party of the big tent. And so what does that tent look like now. I guess there's IT sounds like you're saying there's because of these purity tests. There's there's some tension there will sure I mean right now again. They're speaking to base base activists in Iowa in New Hampshire early caucus and primary states. They need to get fired up. Democrats out to vote for them. That's the game. That's the ball game game and I may right but go to South Carolina where you and I have both spent a lot of time covering politics. There are you're SORTA croaky wearing white bros.. Rose around Charleston right a little more moderate. There's also African American voters much more culturally conservative than a lot of Democrats. Actually think they are and they they go to church every weekend You know they have questions and can be queasy about the stuff again. There are lots of voters around the Democratic Primary Army. Who aren't just living in Iowa right now? I think that once you get past Iowa you have to talk to them and persuade them. Did you watch the debate on Wednesday. I actually did not ought you know what I think. I had childcare duties and I just kind of had to take care of that stuff. I've also been pretty sick. Also the debate happened on the impeachment. Peach Mint Sunland Day. The Sun the big long according to kind of tuned into that throughout the day as well Peter Hamby how is impeachment playing out in the competitive states where you to have been on the ground. What's interesting is that one? You mentioned that long impeachment day and debate the TV ratings for these things are bigger the normal for Cable News. Actually not that great though eleven. Twelve thirteen million people tuning in every day. Right that's a fraction of the country is watching this stuff happen. Live do this cable news and served. That's around all day like through all those hours. I I don't think normal. Humans are okay hopkin measure but no At least that's big for Cable News. That's an incredibly credibly. Low Bar Eighty percent of the country reported watching some portion of the Watergate hearings live. We live in a radically different time where people are getting fragments of information from twitter snapchat. Instagram Cable News. There watching the recaps there you know busy with their families and even journalists who care about this stuff have lives. Even journalists journalists have live it is a challenge for Democrats and the media to explain what is going on here. Jake Margolis. You're up your three words. My three words are shootings. Feel normal and this is obviously talking about the shooting in Santa Clarita last week of which I went Out to go cover and they don't feel normal obviously in that they feel okay but when I actually went out that night to a memorial for One of the students at Central Park in in Santa Clarita and talking to the students I was struck by a number of things first off. I asked them when you first heard about the shootings. Like when you were in school and you heard that they're happening what did you do. How did you respond? Did the active shooter drills help and it was really interesting to hear the responses and so immediately entire classrooms. Basically everyone moved to barricade themselves they shut off the lights the grabbed weapons and they then proceeded to text and GM Loved ones and friends. Assuming it was going to be possibly the last messages that they sent and you know. There's there's no drill that can prepare you for that and I asked them did that was. Did you go through that process because of the active shooter drills and they all said basically no not really The active shooter drills made it so that it felt a little less kind of foreign to us and it felt like it was more for the teachers to Kinda keep things organized but for all all of them it really came down to shootings or so common. We talk about them so much in the media happened so much in America that they knew instinctually like what they needed to do and that they might need to fight and it's not just these kids that are victimized by the lack of feeling of safety right. It's almost I mean the fact that all kids have to prepare well shooter situation..

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:28 min | 1 year ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"It's it's a story that we're telling and it's It's a film and it has fairy clear kind of surrealistic device to it. which was that? The whole movie is one large episode of Mister Rogers for adults and in the way that Mister Rogers neighborhood hood would tell you what it was going to be about and then kind of take you on a journey. We do that. And when he steps out of the door and we head out into the world to kind of check. Check out this story about this person named Lloyd but I I love things that don't tell stories in purely linear fashions that either skip around in time or skip around and with their storytelling. And this does that it plays with time there. You know you've cut to this picture of him and you see that he's his face is bloodied and then we go back in time and when when we meet him. His face isn't bloodied. And we we get to see how his face became bloodied than we You know I think we become a little bit safe sometimes in our cinema whereas in theater. Were kind of more comfortable with less naturalistic ways of telling stories. And I like movies that kind of pushed those boundaries a bit and the other way that you make a clear of this is the story as if it happened. Mister Rogers neighborhood is in the opening credits. We're seeing the city of Pittsburgh where Fred Fred. Rogers shot Mister Rogers neighborhood. But it's all in miniaturised if it was part of the set of mistress neighborhood and I I just thought that that was such a a really lovely thing to do and also very important in framing. The whole story is this is in the context of Mister Rogers neighborhood. NAARDEN real live right. We we sort of used the the miniatures that they used on the show As jumping off point and then thought but what if it went even further. What if you expanded that out? What if we after you see the little miniature neighborhood that you've seen hundreds of times on the program what if you widened out and use all Pittsburgh and then you hand over and you came to New York City? And that's how we got into Loyd story and that's probably if Mr Rogers had made a movie for adults that's how he would have done it so let's figure out if we could do it so I want to ask you about one of the scenes in the movie that borrows from what happened in real life. Although it it happens in a different way in the movie in in real life Fred Rogers was receiving an award a lifetime achievement award from the TV Critics Association And while he was up at the podium accepting the award he said let's pause for sixty seconds and remember those people who loved us into being who we your head because I think he asked for sixty seconds and from what I've heard they they would only grant him ten and I was thinking two things two contradictory things about them. One is what I really like lovely and thoughtful thing to do making it about you know instead of like praising me the award winner think about people who made you who you are and honor them but at the same time I was also thinking of I was was in the audience I bet I would have resisted. I Bet I would have felt like well. It's presumptuous of you to tell me that now is my time to be thinking about somebody you know what you look around they they they do cut always in the audience that clip. And there's this wave that you know it's this moment where everyone singing about their ego. Everybody's there to win awards everybody's in some kind of a rat race to like win award over another artist right and He just reminds them to think about the people who supported boarded them along the way. And you watch tears. FILL UP IN PEOPLE'S IS I mean it's incredibly touching and he fred was this is a bit of a i. Don't want to call call it a party trick but fred did that. That was something. He did At events but he also did it at dinner parties where he would ask people to take take time to think about that so it was something that he was sort of known for and it is something that we we have in the movie and a very specific way and I think it's yeah. It's one of the most cinematic moments of the movie in a Lotta ways. Did you watch Mister Rogers neighborhood as a child I did so. So is there anything that he said or did that. You remember from your childhood. I have very clear. Memories of loving loving the part of the show that was in his house and then feeling scared of some of the puppets in the land of make believe and I think particularly lady Elaine Fine What scared you about her? While she looks like a witch she's got like this burnt nose and burnt cheekbones and and she had this scratchy voice and I she was terrifying. I think she was terrifying for a lot of kids. And you know I've I've rediscovered over the show now as a parent. I've had a very different perspective on it. Now that I'm a parent and I can watch it with my kid and we also the first way we really came to it with Daniel. Tiger's hikers neighborhood which is the the modern day incarnation of Mister Rogers neighborhood that the Fred Rogers Company makes and it's all based on the teachings of Fred Rogers but it's an animated show And that show has just been the most incredible thing for my kid and for me and he's now at the point where he's rejected it and it's kind of outgrowing it but But it's just been it's it's been the thing that's kind of that. I was reconnecting to before I even was signed onto this project. That was the first show. I let my kid watch WJR and It kind of got me back in touch with Mister Rogers from a different adult perspective. Tell me more about that adult perspective on the show. I I think I have a memory of thinking that the show was just all happier. Go lucky or something or just easy and then as an adult looking back. I realized that he wasn't afraid of any of the hardest parts of childhood or talking about the most uncomfortable. Things he tells kids. It's the truth. I mean that that is a radical notion but he tells kids the truth and I was blown away going back and seen the topics that he was covering on his show. I mean I had this really painful experience of watching the episode about death with my three year old at the time which it's kind of it was such a profound experience. We're we're having a snow day. And so he was home from school but it was a day that I kind of set aside that I was going to watch a lot of episodes Mr Rogers so I asked Wiley if he wanted to watch some episodes with me and I let them pick out based on the kind of thumbnails on on the Internet and he picked the fish one because he's very obsessed with underwater stuff's ocean stuff But I knew just looking at the icon. They'll superfish one. This is the episode about death and I thought Oh. Are we go here okay. And so in the episode Mr Rogers goes to feed the fish and one of the fish is dead and he tries to revive it and he puts it in some saltwater and he slashes at around and it Kinda limply sloshes around and he says Oh. It looks like it's moving but it's not actually moving. And then he buries the fish and And he tells the story about his dog Mitzi who died when he was a kid and I just watched my kid did. Watch this episode knowing that we hadn't spoken really very much about death and as Mr Rogers is telling telling the story about the dog dying. Why looks at me with this kind of skeptical look and goes togs? Don't die I and I had this like Mister Rogers in my head and went. Well no dogs do die And I told I guess. What's a little bit of a stretch of the truth but I said you know when they're when they're very old and their bodies are tired you know dogs do Diane and cats die and we have two cats and he looked at me and went cats? Cats die and I I said yeah.

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50 years of "Sesame Street" diversity

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:31 min | 1 year ago

50 years of "Sesame Street" diversity

"By November nineteen sixty nine tens of thousands of men have been killed in Vietnam Martin Luther king junior was assassinated a year and a half earlier Sonya month Sahnoun who played Maria on Sesame Street for forty four years says it was a tumultuous time but also an idealistic time there was a moon landing there was free love there was what star but the well I think what really inspired the shot was the civil rights movement the creators of Sesame Street wanted the show to be more relevant to families then say captain kangaroo AS one producer put it they wanted it to be funky and down to earth he get out of the top in that very first episode Ernie takes a bath and bird gets annoyed and why do you call your bathtub Rosie because every time I think about leave a ring around Rosie Kermit the frog tried to explain the letter W. I need a W. to make such words as large and will move well cookie monster jumps away at it turning it into an end anyway the end is not a bad letter revolutionary for the time at sesame street's human cast with integrated the children who appeared on the show were different races adults bobbin Mister Hooper were white Gordon and civil war African Americans I just press alley around you know the neighborhood all you just smoked Sesame Street co founder Joan Ganz Cooney told NPR in two thousand eight the city street setting was deliberate we decided not to have it in some magic house and you know the way most children's programs are set in a in a fantasy setting of some kind or in the suburbs as Mister Rogers neighborhood was and we were trying to reach all children the bulls eye of the target as we used to say what were inner city youngsters an integrated cast Muppets real life brought to you by the letters a dizzy there was nothing else like it on television Sesame Street also address difficult or delicate topics other children's programming wouldn't touch at the time in nineteen seventy seven for example the singer Buffy Saint Marie help to normalize breast feeding my nursing her baby in front of Big Bird that's a funny way to feed a baby Alonso Mondays feed their babies this way not all mothers but not some others do when will leave the actor who played Mister Hooper died suddenly in nineteen eighty two Sesame Street dealt openly with feelings of loss Big Bird when when people die they don't come back no never producers spend months researching and consulting with psychologists and other experts on how to talk about difficult themes to small children but there have still been some missteps in the nineteen eighties there had been a series of news reports about child abuse and kids telling their parents that something happened to them at daycare and parents not believing their children doctor rose Marie truly on is senior vice president for curriculum and content at sesame workshop she's as producers realized one of the storylines on the show was being dismissive of children the adults didn't believe Big Bird when he said his friend snuff Olympic S. was real

Forty Four Years
Sesame Street Is 50 Years Old! Here, Muppets Who Tackled Tough Topics Through the Years

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:31 min | 1 year ago

Sesame Street Is 50 Years Old! Here, Muppets Who Tackled Tough Topics Through the Years

"By November nineteen sixty nine tens of thousands of men have been killed in Vietnam Martin Luther king junior was assassinated a year and a half earlier Sonia Manzano who played Maria on Sesame Street for forty four years says it was a tumultuous time but also an idealistic time there was a moon landing there was free love there was what style but the well I think what really inspired the show was the civil rights movement the creators of Sesame Street wanted the show to be more relevant to families then say captain kangaroo AS one producer put it they wanted it to be funky and down to earth get out of town in that very first episode Ernie takes a bath and bird gets annoyed why did call your bathtub Rosie because every time I think of both only ring around Rosie Kermit the frog tried to explain the letter W. I need a W. to make such words as warrants and will move well cookie monster jumps away at it turning it into an end anyway the end is not a bad letter revolutionary for the time at sesame street's human cast with integrated the children who appeared on the show were different races adults bobbin Mister Hooper were white Gordon and sue were African Americans I just brought Sally around you know the neighborhood all you just Sesame Street co founder Joan Ganz Cooney told NPR in two thousand eight the city street setting was deliberate we decided not to have it in some magic house and you know the way most children's programs are set in a in a fantasy setting of some kind or in the suburbs as Mister Rogers neighborhood was and we were trying to reach all children but with the bulls eye and the target as we used to say were inner city youngsters and integrated cast Muppets real life brought to you by the letters a dizzy there was nothing else like it on television Sesame Street also address difficult or delicate topics other children's programming wouldn't touch at the time in nineteen seventy seven for example the singer Buffy Saint Marie help to normalize breast feeding by nursing her baby in front of Big Bird that's a funny way to feed a baby Alonso Mondays feed their babies this way not all mothers but most mothers do when will leave the actor who played Mister Hooper died suddenly in nineteen eighty two Sesame Street dealt openly with feelings of loss Big Bird when when people die they don't come back no never producers spend months researching and consulting with psychologists and other experts on how to talk about difficult themes to small children but there have still been some missteps in the nineteen eighties there had been a series of news reports about child abuse and kids telling their parents that something happened to them at daycare and parents not believing their children doctor rose Marie truly on is senior vice president for curriculum and content at sesame workshop she's as producers realized one of the story lines on the show was being dismissive of children the adults didn't believe Big Bird when he said his friend snuff Olympic S. was real no

Forty Four Years
"mister rogers" Discussed on Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Ask Me Another

"And before you started as officer Clements, you pursuing a career as an opera singer you won the Metropolitan Opera additions in nineteen sixty eight you've performed over seventy roles you've won a Grammy. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. What made you decide to make space for mister Rogers? Go again money. Right. Right. Right. No. I was in grad school. I was working part time and. Church the Jewish synagogue me in Jersey City or to'real with orchestra solo stuff. You put them in different jobs together and order the pay the rent. And so I did this concert at Easter time on Good Friday, and Fred came to that. And he heard me sing and hit never heard something that deeply meaningful before. And that's when he asked me to come on his program. And then he talked to me about being officer Clemens. I said we'll the police officers frequently were the villains in the ghetto in the black community. And I can't talk on this kind of a program about some of the things that I knew the policemen were doing, but he convinced me to try to change the image of policemen. So they were seen as helpers instead of villains. It's amazing. Could I do you think you could sing a little bit for us? Oh, girl. Yes. I've always really. He's got the whole. His hand his God the whole world rise in his God the whole. His has got the whole. That lewd. His had got the little time. Got the little time. Who's got the whole oh. Do. Who's gone new? His. The whole..

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

Part-Time Genius

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

"And I've read that he and Fred went way back, and that this was kind of a steady side gig in rough times from but being friends, Mr. Rogers, new Costa's, financial situation and the salary. He offered him was the exact amount cost a needed to put his son through college. And that kind of sweet. Yeah. But from your reading is cost a famous like I didn't really know about him. I mean, I think people in jazz circles knew him apparently Ella Fitzgerald's pianists used the tune into the last five minutes of mister Rogers every day just to quote here. What Johnny was. He was that good. When I do have to add this because it's a very, Mr. Rogers fact, so Johnny said children, understand good music. I would never play piddling nursery rhyme. It's pretty neat. But we'll we'll get into Fred Rogers philosophy and a bit. But it was never to dumb down anything. It was always about respecting the kids and their feelings and their intelligence, you know, it's funny. I heard Sarah Silverman talking about a really difficult topic this week, but has she was kind of talking yourself up to it. She said, quote, if it's mentionable it's manageable. And that kind of stuck with me. And I thought what a nice quote. And then as we're doing this research, I realized that's actually mister Rogers phrase and one he used about talking about difficult topics on his show, but we should get back to the biography. Yeah. All right. So so Fred goes to college, and he meets his wife Jean there. Who's also a pianist. But when he's home on break from school, he watches TV, and he sees people throwing pies in each other's faces. And he has this pretty visceral reaction. Action to it is, you know, puts it Fred was quote, the soft son of overprotective parents, but he certainly had conviction and right than while watching this mean-spirited pie. Throwing Fred realized that if TV's going to have this sweeping effect on our culture he wanted to fight against programming's baser impulses. He wanted to fight for what he called broadcasting of grace through the land. I don't know exactly what that means. But it sounds. So so when he became this ordain minister, which which he did at the same time that he went through grad school for child development. He decided to use all of those skills on television. And that's when he started Mr. Rogers in Pittsburgh. Well, not exactly at that point. I mean he'd done a little puppeteer and TV producing but his first real gig as Mr. Rogers was actually in Canada. And that's when he first got on camera and the show was called, Mr. Rogers weirdly for some reason, it was all one word. I'm not sure why. But it only lasts a year or two because Fred decided he wanted to raise his kids back home. And and that's when mister Rogers neighborhood, really kicked off. So I of course, want to talk about his pacing the show and how you use that medium for good. But I also wanted to take a second to talk about his wardrobe. I know a lot of people may know that all the cartoons on the show where knit by his mother apparently she used to net. One sweater a month for family members. And she'd ask Fred what color this year so wearing that card. Again, was this little trivia to his mom, but take off dress shoes at the beginning of the show. Oh, actually had an alternate purpose. Really? I'm I'm guessing it was just to make the kids feel cozy. If you remember back in our education episode, we talked about the fact that it helps kids concentrate better in school when they take their shoes off was was that what this has to do with. Yeah. That might have been a side benefit. But his dress shoes also clumped in squeaked. So walking around the studio with quieter and less squeaky shoes is why he switched to sneakers. Okay. All right. Well, I I wanna get into the actual TV show along with some of the heartwarming stories about him. But before we do that. Why don't we take a quick break? Hey, there PG listeners you guys know already. We are big fans of the great courses. Plus, we have so many questions we want to answer in this world. And the great courses plus helps us answer. So many of those by hearing from award winning experts on so many different topics history..

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"mister rogers" Discussed on The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on The Longest Shortest Time

"Dear that I like you just for being yourself. It's something that he would say a lot to most people. It's like he's the spoke lower hero. He's into me. It's like, yeah, that's all great. But man, that guy really pissed me off when I was five years old. Like come on Ben in Baltimore was a kid. He remembers the authority and respect Fred commanded. I mean, I can't think of like who the contemporary version of Mr. Rogers is where like, and I don't think there really is one where every kid watches him. You know, he was like the Walter Cronkite for the under five demographic. You know, like if he says, you're gonna trust in what he believes up until then with five, he worshiped Fred, like everyone else. He's to watch the entire PBS lineup after school every day with the sister. So one feature of the show that I remember very clearly is that he would take his audience on tours of various factories and my family, and I being from San Francisco sometimes like to do touristy things. So we went to. To what's called the Gary deli chocolate factory, but it's really just a room where they sell chocolate products and they have a machine in the back where it kind of looks like they're manufacturing chocolate. I'm not sure if they actually, I highly doubt that even then they made the chocolate there, but there was a machine that looked like it was, you know, stirring and and processing chocolate. So I told my parents, you know, this is definitely something that you would see on Mr. Rogers show. He goes to all these factories. He showed us how all team crackers are made and everything else. Why not? You know, put this on his show and my parents who you know, always wanted to encourage our development. Our creativity said you should write him a letter for listeners who are born after Google. You should know that we all used to write letters to our heroes TV shows didn't have websites then. So Ben's mom took out this machine, the typewriter, and I signed by name, which was. Pretty big deal at the time. I think I was maybe four and a half or five years old and sent it away little did we know several weeks later, we got a piece of mail with mister Rogers letterhead. Coming back to us letters from Fred Rogers were a treasure phenomenon in the nineties. There's even a whole book of them that Fred put out called, does it ever rain in the neighborhood kids wrote to tell Fred that they're afraid of the dark or they're about to lose a tooth or they're dealing with the new baby at home. They want a sock in the face. The book is getting a little dated, but the replies Fred sent often. So tailor-made to the kids specific need at the age. They wrote the letter and so- printing with empathy and love their joy to read. If these correspondences were on Twitter today, we'd be all hard is emoji crying emoji all caps. What did we do to deserve Fred Rogers? So he writes this letter to me. Instead of saying like, hey kid, thanks for the great idea. You know, that sounds really interesting. You're my television friends have a great day. He starts by saying, you know, I'm really glad he wrote me, but then gets into this. I don't wanna call it a diatribe, but it seems to me the time like tribe. Before you knew the word for diatribe, you're like, this is a diatribe. No, the word diatribe meant at the time. But that's now in retrospect, I, I know that's how I felt. And he said that they would not want to encourage young kids, eating unhealthy food like chocolate. So they probably wouldn't go to Gary Delhi chocolate factory letter says this. And I'm sorry to tell you, we probably wouldn't show a candy factory on our program for glad you could go there even though candy can be a fun snack once in a while, we wouldn't want to give so much attention to candy on our television visit, which was just so crushing. I mean, like, can you imagine a five year old receiving a rejection letter? This is like, I guess it was good because this is my first experience in life with rejection letters, but it was pretty crushing. It's like, of course he wasn't going to go to the chocolate factory, you know, and it's not like I'm asking him to do something that would be enormously controversial where he wouldn't wanna be on record even,.

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"mister rogers" Discussed on The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on The Longest Shortest Time

"We'd come home from school and the whole TBS afternoon programming was sort of taken care of. And we were like a public TV house when I was a kid. Mr. Rogers was agreeing who cared about kids feelings. The thing about mister Rogers is that he talks directly to you. So you're having this like one on one connection with mister Rogers, and you're looking at him and he's looking at Yunis talking to you. It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood beautiful day per a neighbor would you could be mine. Mister Rogers neighborhood. The show aired on PBS from nineteen sixty eight until two thousand one which means it's likely that this trolley sound is eerily familiar even if you haven't heard it in a while. This is the longest shortest time. I'm Andrew Lindsay. Right now we are at peak mister Rogers, missed all Jeb. There's a documentary out called, won't you be my neighbor? There's even a Fred Rogers movie in the works starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, Tom Hanks clearly sky left a Mark on us. This kind hearted or Dane minister with degrees and childhood development who loves to slowly tie his shoes. Today, we're going to hear some of the most surprising ways. He impacted some view as kids and how that stuck with you through adulthood. Plus June lead the director of the Fred Rogers centre. He's going to explain what Fred got about feelings. The little kid ones and the big grownup wants to. Raina and Minneapolis was four years old. She remembers watching Mr. Rogers on her family's TV downstairs back then she was convinced that he could see her to all the proof in the world that he can cause he talks to you. Right? Like he's talking to you in the program. So I'm like, we can't tell me. He doesn't see me because he's talking to me for your old brain is like, that makes perfect sense. Rain is kid logic kept going until she got another idea that Mr. Rogers somehow like omnipresent in all, watching. And then he knew me from the television that in the bathroom. So I refuse to take a bath. 'cause Mr. Rogers might see me years later, his no longer afraid of this. I was in grad school in found record sleeve in the trash, and it was Mr. Roger sing along songs for growing families in kids. And I hung the records, leaving my bathroom. Mr. Rogers would be able to see me all the time for Cecile in Portland, Oregon Chattan thought about mister Rogers for years until one day. She was washing her hands in public bathroom. And the Billy Joel song came on. You just. Mater, think of Mr. Rogers her at the time she needed Buzek for her side gig..

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"mister rogers" Discussed on Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"mister rogers" Discussed on Ask Me Another

"And before you started as officer clements you were pursuing a career as an opera singer you won the metropolitan opera editions in nineteen sixty eight you've performed over seventy roles you've won a grammy yeah thank you thank you what made you decide to make space for mister rogers i go again money right right right no i was in grad school and i was working part time and church the jewish synagogue me in jersey city i did oratory with orchestra i did solo stuff you put a mini different jobs together and order to pay the rent and so i did this concert at easter time on good friday and fred came to that and he heard me sing and he had never heard something that deeply meaningful before and that's when he asked me to come on his program and then he talked to me about being office clemens and i said we'll the police officers frequently were the villains in the ghetto in the black community and i can't talk on this kind of program about some of the things that i knew the policemen were doing but he convinced me to try in order to change the image of policemen so they were seen as helpers instead of villains it's amazing could i do think you could sing a little bit for us old girl yes i've always ready he's got the whole his his god the whole arrive his his god the whole oh right his his got the whole his got that his had got a little time ride his hand he's got a little time got the whole world he's gonna do he's got a new his his got he's.

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