Now that the U.S. Postal Service has immortalized Mister Rogers on a Forever stamp, it really is, “a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General, dedicated the stamp at the studio named in his honor where the show had it’s start 50 years ago.
If you aren’t familiar with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it was an American half-hour educational children’s television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. It originated in 1963 as Misterogers and then later rebranded in 1966 as Misterogers’ Neighborhood and then later Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The US national debut was on February 19, 1968. The series was primarily targeted for ages 2 to 5, but it was later labelled by PBS as “appropriate for all ages.” During each show Roger speaks directly to the viewer about various issues, taking the viewer on tours of factories, demonstrating experiments, crafts, and music, and interacting with his friends to sum it up quickly.
Customers have 120 days to obtain first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They can purchase the new stamps at Post Office locations, at The Postal Store or by calling 800-782-6724.