Bring Mister Rogers Back!


I got up on Tuesday morning and thought I'd look for the upcoming episodes of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Oliver and I have been watching random episodes all summer long. Oliver really likes it, and I really like it. I have no problem letting him watch this program. I have some beef with some other children's programs, but I still let him watch them. Some people may mock and call Mister Rogers corny or boring or annoying, and they roll their eyes, but I like him. I'm so glad Oliver got over his teletubbies fixation (thank heavens that only lasted a week) and started asking for "ahrjers" instead. So yes, back to the point, I got up on Tuesday to look for the upcoming episodes, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood was nowhere to be found on the list. I kept thinking I had made some kind of mistake, and looked three different times (if not more). But, nope, no more episodes. I finally found a tiny paragraph on a wikipedia article that reads, "On September 3rd Labor Day Mr. Rogers will be no longer be aired by some PBS affiliates to make way for the shows Super Why and Word World."

Well, I tell you what, I don't get annoyed at PBS very much, but I'm really annoyed at KBYU and KUED right now. Anybody have any ideas on how I can talk them into putting mister rogers back on the air? Maybe we were the only two people in Utah that watched mister rogers. Sigh. I guess it's pretty likely.

6 comments:

smellame said...

What!? They can't take Mr. Rogers off the air (my future children need him to still be around)! I want to petition.

plugalong said...

gI'll petition! Maybe if we make a donation (even 5 dollars they always say), we would have more clout (how do you spell that)?

inanechatter said...

Sad day when Mr Rogers is replaced by all the fluff that doesn't teach much and works to hard to entertain. Lame.

derhay said...

I like ahrjurs too.

Penelope Crackers said...

Hey when you were a kid did the rumor go around that Mr. Roger's had been hit by a bus? I heard it and I remember bawling till I got home that day. Seth said he heard that rumor too when he was a kid. Just curious if you did too.

vancougar said...

I was shocked to read this recently, too. (I googled "Mr. Rogers petition" and found your blog.) I'm going to send an e-mail/letter to PBS, and I'll probably send it to my local PBS affiliate, too. I don't have kids, but I think taking away this show is robbing kids of a valuable resource. America needs Mr. Rogers now more than ever! I encourage you all to do the same.