When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired its final episode in 2001. Fred Rogers passed away two years later. But the legacy of Mister Rogers is stronger than ever.
Last year’s film about Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” became the highest-grossing biographical documentary of all time. And, now, a recently published book tells Fred Rogers’ story from childhood to his status as American icon. It is called “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.”
Diane talks to the book’s author, Maxwell King, about why both children, and adults, continue to turn to Mister Rogers for comfort and guidance.
- Maxwell King Author of "The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers"
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