The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Institutional Award: The Fred Rogers Company




Institutional Award: The Fred Rogers Company
 2017

An Institutional Award goes to The Fred Rogers Company in recognition for carrying on the legacy of its eponymous founder, whose iconic children’s program debuted 50 years ago. In the history of American TV personalities, few have been as universally loved as Fred McFeely Rogers. As creator and host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Rogers inspired his audience with gentle lessons on the importance of mutual respect and the fun that comes from being good, warm, caring people. The program earned a Peabody Award in 1968; Rogers himself was given a personal Peabody many years later in 1992. He died in 2003, but his spirit lives on through The Fred Rogers Company. With its partners, the company continues to produce high-quality, thoughtful educational television, including “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Peg + Cat,” and “The Odd Squad,” that cares not only about the children who watch it, but the adults they will become. Through these programs and their many associated apps, websites, and other platforms, the memory of Fred Rogers gloriously endures, educating and engaging new generations of kids.



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