CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh with David "Mr. McFeely" Newell

Creative Mornings - Pittsburgh - Jan 11th 2013-3

Abby and I attended another CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh lecture; our first was last month’s premiere.

This one featured David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”. I watched that show as a toddler in the 1970s. I don’t actually remember that much from it, because I was so young and my English was quite poor, but I still do remember how soothing Fred Rogers was on the show, singing and moving very deliberately. I believe the show was a positive part of my life.

The main lesson David Newell shared was that attitudes are taught. He emphasized that there was naysaying about the TV show early on, but once it was created, eventually the public caught on.

You can watch his talk here:

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