Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast
Mister Rogers, Now More Than Ever with guest Dennis Scott

Mister Rogers, Now More Than Ever with guest Dennis Scott

May 4, 2022

Mister Rogers, Now More Than Ever with guest Dennis Scott

 

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, “We need Mister Rogers more than ever.” This audio collection features interviews with fans, friends, and colleagues whose lives were changed by the simple wisdom and kindness of Fred Rogers. For the first time you’ll hear both celebrities and everyday people tell their stories of how Mister Rogers affected them and, in some cases, even saved their lives.

As incredible as it may sound, Fred Rogers personally answered every letter he received. Hearing his words read aloud and the heartfelt gratitude from people who experienced his kindness firsthand make this a one-of-a-kind audio presentation. Hosted by beloved TV personality Tom Bergeron, it will touch you and help you believe, as Fred Rogers did, that all of us are special.

This spoken word collection includes special appearances by Kellie Pickler, The Cowsills, Lee Greenwood, Jim Brickman and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. It's seventy-two minutes of fun and memories. It also includes a rare interview with David Newell, the "Speedy Delivery" Man from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Produced by our guest on this special episode, two time Grammy and Emmy winner, Dennis Scott

 

 

Young Dennis Scott at the Concord

 

Thank You Mister Rogers Web Site

https://thankyoumisterrogers.com/


 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James Special Thanks to my guest Dennis Scott and The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter.

Our Substack page is https://rickleejames.substack.com/s/welcome-to-the-neighborhood-a-mister.

Our Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/misterrogerssay/

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

A Neighborly Visit with David Dault - Welcome To The Neighborhood

A Neighborly Visit with David Dault - Welcome To The Neighborhood

February 11, 2022

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

A Neighborly Visit with David Dault

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David Dault is a writer, media professional, and educator.

He is the host and executive producer of Things Not Seen: Conversations About Culture and Faith, an award-winning radio show and podcast. David began the show in Memphis in 2012, and it now airs weekly on WCPT in Chicago. It is distributed nationally through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and has listeners around the nation and the world.

Web Site: https://www.daviddault.com/

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James Special Thanks to my guest David Dault

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter.

Our Substack page is https://rickleejames.substack.com/s/welcome-to-the-neighborhood-a-mister.

Our Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/misterrogerssay/

I’m your host Rick Lee James.   My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

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Paul Day Sculpture - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Paul Day Sculpture - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

November 16, 2021

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A NEIGHBOR - Sculptor: Paul Day

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Paul Day has spent over twenty years developing a highly personal approach to figurative sculpture with a particular interest in representing the figure in architectural space using high-relief, an art form that combines drawn composition and fully rounded sculpture.

 

In 2019, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, commissioned Paul Day to create a commemorative sculpture of Fred Rogers for the Campus. Mister Rogers was their most famous Alumnus and very well known in the United States for having created and animated the famous “Mister Rogers’...

 

On October 28th, 2021 The 360-degree sculpture titled A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A NEIGHBOR was unveiled. The bronze cast piece stands over 7 feet (2 meters) tall and weighs more than 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms). It depicts Rogers surrounded by children, hand puppets from his show, lyrics from the series’ theme song and the show’s Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Paul Day has stopped by our podcast neighborhood for a visit to talk about his latest masterpiece. Paul Day, welcome to the Neighborhood.

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Web Site: https://pauldaysculpture.com/project/a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauldaysculpture/

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James Special Thanks to my guest Paul Day

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter.

Our Substack page is https://rickleejames.substack.com/s/welcome-to-the-neighborhood-a-mister.

Our Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/misterrogerssay/

I’m your host Rick Lee James.   My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

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Making Friends - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Making Friends - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

November 8, 2021

Making Friends - A Live Episode on the Wisdom App

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Hosted by Rick Lee James of Voices In My Head Productions. Rick run the Mister Rogers Quotes account found on Twitter @MisterRogersSay.

As we again walk into this podcast neighborhood, I want you to know that no matter where you are from, you are welcome here. I’m glad to be your neighbor. Every daughter, every son, every tribe, and every tongue, in the Spirit of Fred Rogers and the life of welcome that he lived, welcome to the neighborhood.

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James

Special Thanks to my guest Joe Negri

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

Joe ”Handyman” Negri stops By For A Visit

Joe ”Handyman” Negri stops By For A Visit

November 8, 2021

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Hosted by Rick Lee James of Voices In My Head Productions. Rick run the Mister Rogers Quotes account found on Twitter @MisterRogersSay.

As we again walk into this podcast neighborhood, I want you to know that no matter where you are from, you are welcome here. I’m glad to be your neighbor. Every daughter, every son, every tribe, and every tongue, in the Spirit of Fred Rogers and the life of welcome that he lived, welcome to the neighborhood.

Joe Negri stops by for a visit.

This week in the neighborhood, our special guest is Mister Rogers Neighborhood’s Very Own Joe Negri

Joe Negri, is a Pittsburgh icon and a guitar legend. He has distinguished himself as a nationally acclaimed performer, recognized composer, renowned actor, and respected educator. He may be most familiar to national audiences for his 30-year tenure as the affable Handyman Negri on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on PBS. However, he has appeared with a roster of Platinum artist including Michael Feinstein, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Defranco, and YoYo Ma. Negri's discography includes the Pittsburgh Symphony's Cinema Serenade with Itzhak Pearlman and John Williams. Compositions by Joe Negri include scores for TV documentaries and major works for jazz instrumental and choral ensembles.

Joe Negri served as adjunct professor of guitar at Duquesne University where he is an Honorary Doctor of Music. In 1998, he was named Man of the Year by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and in 2004, he received the coveted Elsie Award. In 2008, Joe was chosen Man of the Year by Audia Caring Heritage Foundation.

As if that wasn’t enough, Joe Negri also served as WTAE-TV's musical director for more than 20 years.

He has stopped by our podcast neighborhood for a visit today and I’m so glad he has. Joe Negri, Welcome To The Neighborhood.

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James

Special Thanks to my guest Joe Negri

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

Speedy Delivery - David Newell (Mr. McFeely) Stops By For A Visit On The Podcast)

Speedy Delivery - David Newell (Mr. McFeely) Stops By For A Visit On The Podcast)

November 8, 2021

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

 

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(Special Guest David Newell - Mr. McFeely)

This week in the neighborhood, our special guest is Mister Roger’s Neighborhood’s Very Own Mr. McFeely, David Newell.

Serving Mister Rogers Neighborhood since 1967, David Newell played Mr. McFeely, the Neighborhood’s cheerful “Speedy Delivery” man. He was Mister Rogers’ most frequent visitor. When there was a knock at the door, there was a good chance it was Mr. McFeely in his mustache, cap and vintage blue uniform, bringing a package, a film, or a visitor.

Links For David:

Speedy Delivery DVD: https://www.speedydeliverymovie.com/

David Newell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrmcfeely143


Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Stay by Rick Lee James

Special Thanks to my guest David Newell

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James.

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My personal Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until Then: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.

 

 

Pets - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Pets - Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

July 23, 2021

Pets

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Mister Rogers thoughts on pets from the book, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents. 

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter and Instagram.

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

Podcasts From Rick Lee James & Voices In My Head Productions

 

This Podcast Is Hosted by Rick Lee JamesMister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSayRick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJamesRick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast with Guest Tim Madigan

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast with Guest Tim Madigan

April 30, 2021

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast 

I’m your host, Rick Lee James of RickLeeJames.com and I run the Mister Rogers Quotes Twitter account found @MisterRogersSay

As we again walk into this podcast neighborhood, we want you to know that no matter where you are from, you are welcome here. I’m glad to be your our neighbor. Every daughter, every son, every tribe, and every tongue, in the Spirit of Fred Rogers and the life of welcome that he lived, welcome to the neighborhood.  

—-Rick Lee James

 

Tim’s Web Site: https://www.timmadigan.net/

 

My guest today is Tim Madigan. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Tim has written for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Reader's Digest, and for thirty years the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Tim's books included the critically acclaimed The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921; and a novel of the Greatest Generation and the aftermath of World War II, Every Common Sight.

It was a 1995 assignment for the Star-Telegram that led to Tim's interview with Fred Rogers, the icon of children's television, and a close friendship between the two men that last until Rogers' death in 2003. Tim's memoir, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers, is an intimate account of Rogers' human greatness, and a testament to the healing power of friendship. 

That transformative relationship and Tim's own experiences as seeking and healing human being remain at the heart of his work. More than a decade after it was first published, I'm Proud of You continues to inspire readers around the globe, and Tim continues to speak of Mister Rogers and matters of the heart to varied audiences around the nation. 


Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Music featured on podcast was Nouvelle Noel by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at Bensound.com

Special Thanks to my guest Tim Madigan - https://www.timmadigan.net/books

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

Until WE MEET AGAIN, REMEMBER: 

You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.”

—Fred Rogers

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers

March 18, 2021

On March 20th, 2021, Mister Rogers would have been 93 years old. In celebration of the life of Fred Rogers, on Saturday March 20th, you are invited to a virtual video celebration called HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISTER ROGERS, hosted by TV personality, Tom Bergeron. On this virtual video celebration you’ll see and hear wonderful stories about Fred Rogers from his devoted fans and enjoy shoutouts by award winning artists (and a "surprise" guest)!

And yes, there will be a virtual cake! It’s all happening on March 20th on ThankYouMisterRogers.com. So go to ThankYouMisterRogers.com and join the fun. It will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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My friend Dennis Scott has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, using his many talents to put this birthday celebration together.

For the past twenty years, Dennis Scott has been writing and producing original music and songs for television, recordings, video, radio and theatrical events. He is the recipient of a Grammy, an Emmy, and The Parents' Choice Award. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Ray Charles, Faith Hill, Crystal Gayle, The Charlie Daniels Band, Kathie Lee Gifford, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, The Muppets, and many more.

He’s the producer of the album, Thank You Mister Rogers: Music and Memories and he has stopped by our podcast neighborhood for a visit today. Dennis Scott, welcome back to the neighborhood.

Buy The Album:
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Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter and Instagram.

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

Podcasts From Rick Lee James & Voices In My Head Productions

 

This Podcast Is Hosted by Rick Lee JamesMister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSayRick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJamesRick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

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Is Santa Real? A Look At Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episode 1261

Is Santa Real? A Look At Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episode 1261

December 14, 2020

Is Santa Real?

A Look At Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episode 1261

 
This week marks the long awaited return of our friend David Dault to the show. In this special Christmas themed episode, we look at Episode 1261 of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, a controversial show where Mister Rogers arrives in his neighborhood with a Santa Claus costume, and raises some serious questions for his television neighbors.
 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter and Instagram.

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

Podcasts From Rick Lee James & Voices In My Head Productions

 

This Podcast Is Hosted by Rick Lee JamesMister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSayRick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJamesRick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

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