Mister Rogers inspired many children, adults, writers and artists and.... Among them is Tom Junod.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
Here is the article :"Can you say...Hero?"
It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness.
"On Monday, October 19, 1987, at 2 in the afternoon, producer Rick Sebak and a small TV crew from WQED met Fred Rogers in the small studio apartment he kept in the Cathedral Mansions apartments on Ellsworth Avenue in the Oakland part of Pittsburgh. Rick was putting together a program titled "Our Neighbor Fred Rogers" to help celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Fred's national children's program called "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," and this would be the centerpiece interview..."