"When I was a boy I used to think that strong meant having big muscles, great physical power; but the longer I live, the more I realize that real strength has much more to do with what is not seen. Real strength has to do with helping others."
Remembering Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers dedicated his life to serving children. His relentless commitment to all that is best in people led to an astonishing array of honors, from induction into the Television Hall of Fame to The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What has made Fred Rogers’ impact so deep and enduring? For one thing, he developed strong backgrounds in several fields -- Music Composition, TV Production, ministry, and lifelong studies in Child Development. As a gifted communicator, Fred Rogers was able to tie all those elements together. Perhaps his greatest contribution is that he was able to translate complicated child development theories into easy to understand and affirming messages--life lessons that resonate with all of us, young and old.
Fred Rogers had decided to become a minister until he saw violence on television and decided to try and take the new media in a different direction.
Fred Rogers’ impact on children's television endures because he brought skills in music, TV production and lifelong studies in child development.
The Company Fred Began
Fred Rogers started our non-profit company in 1971. Today we continue to develop ways to engage children and families with his timeless wisdom.