To celebrate not only 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood but also the kind and generous being that was Fred Rogers himself, I have recorded an arrangement of his song, “It’s You I Like”, a song that made a profound impact on me as a young child. Because he always looked directly into the camera lens, I always felt as though Mister Rogers was speaking his many lessons and life truths directly to me, including this beautifully crafted song about who we really are, not what we have, and embracing the knowledge that we are loved just as we are. It’s an important message for children, but also a great reminder for grown ups, too.
Every penny that I make from this download will be donated directly to Fred Rogers Productions, the folks that not only brought us Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for 50 years, but also has brought 21st century children great shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (my personal favorite character growing up!), Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods. Learn more about them at www.fredrogers.org, and see how you can help ensure good quality children’s public television for years to come.