“Mister Rogers Talks To Parents About Divorce” premiered on Sunday February 15, 1981, just as my parents’ marriage was falling apart.
Unfortunately, it took twenty-five years to learn of the show’s existence, and until this afternoon to see it myself for the very first time.
All I knew of Susan Stamberg’s relationship to Fred Rogers when I walked into NPR’s Washington, DC, studios way back in November, 2006, was that the two had taped some television specials together in the ’80s. Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered the topic of the specials was divorce, something my family had endured, and about which Mister Rogers and I had conversed.
When our copy of the show was finally shipped from FCI last week, my sense of serendipity was heightened still when Chris told me the original air date.
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