Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
aired nationally on television from 1968 through 2001, and for many of those years Rev. George Wirth knew the star behind the famous show, Fred Rogers.
Wirth was a pastor within the Presbyterian Church (USA) when he met Rogers in 1983, and the two quickly became close friends. Wirth would visit the set to watch the filming. He and his wife went on trips with Rogers and his wife. And from 1990 until Rogers’ death in 2003, the two men talked on the phone every Saturday night at 9 o’clock.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (PG-13), a documentary about Rogers, opens in select theaters this weekend and will expand nationally over the next month.Crosswalk recently spoke with Wirth about his friend. Here are five things Wirth wants people to know and remember about Fred Rogers
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