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5 things you didn't know about Mister Rogers

As the host of the long-running PBS series Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Fred Rogers made a point of establishing a direct personal relationship with each and every child who visited his own 'hood via the television screen. Regular viewers of the series—which includes pretty much every kid born between 1968 and 2001—knew that the Pennsylvania native, who passed away in 2003, liked his sweaters, his trains and his Land of Make Believe. But there are aspects of his life that Mister Rogers never publicly revealed on public television. Some of those details are disclosed for the first time in Morgan Neville's acclaimed documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a moving portrait of Rogers's life and career that's playing in theaters now.