Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Dvd. 95 minutes . Universal Studios, 2018.

This documentary tells the life story of Mister Fred Rogers and shows his unique, affirming view of child development.


archival film; interviews with Mister Rogers’ family, Yo Yo Ma, and others from the television neighborhood

Best For

teachers, families, and clergy who work with children


purchase as a DVD

Suggested Uses

  • Address difficult topics such as violence, divorce, and self-image while honoring children’ s gifts by seeing Mister Rogers’ example.
  • Engage children in a new way by observing Mister Rogers’ use of silence and theology of being a neighbor.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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