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Title: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Eric S on July 26, 2011, 12:34:09 AM
My wife has never been one of the huge Oprah devotees, and so I don't know much about her. I know she made a conscious decision to not produce the same kind of trash that other daytime talk shows were known for. But my wife has been watching the behind the scenes shows that Oprah has produced about her final season and we are both impressed with her various contributions to scholarships and her interest in education. It made me wonder if Fred had ever appeared on her show. I've never heard that he had, but I just wondered.
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: earnhardtfan4life on July 26, 2011, 09:45:01 AM
I don't think so.  I know he appeared on Rosie O' Donnell.  I remember thinking when I first seen that episode, I thought to myself that was a bit of a stretch for him.  He was promoting the Giving Box. 

She may have done a tribute video package to Fred when he passed away, but I'm not sure.   
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Eric S on July 26, 2011, 12:25:00 PM
What's the giving box? Is that a book of his? I don't think I've heard of that one.
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Neighborhood Archive on July 26, 2011, 12:36:39 PM
http://neighborhoodarchive.com/books/children/giving_box/index.htmlhttp://
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Dais79 on July 27, 2011, 01:24:56 PM
I always wondered the same thing- he would have been a fantastic guest on her show.

I have also always been curious about the giving box.  Do you have it, TL?  I thought it might be a nice gift when some of my godchildren get a little older, but wasn't sure what age was the best to give it as a gift. 
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Neighborhood Archive on July 27, 2011, 02:17:03 PM
I do have the Giving Box...it'd be a pretty nice gift for a kid. If it's direct Mister Rogers content you're looking for, there's not much aside from his picture on the book. But if you're looking for a gift that represents one of his many messages, this is a good one. You can usually find it for a pretty reasonable price on eBay and it might even still be available through the Fred Rogers Company online store.
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: Dais79 on July 27, 2011, 02:26:35 PM
Thanks, TL!  Yeah, besides my kids I don't really know any other kids who watch MRN :)  But I think his messages are still so important and need to reach more children!   Um, yeah, AND more adults!  Do you think 2nd grade would be an appropriate age to gift the box, or sooner/later?
Title: Re: Did Mr. Rogers ever appear on Oprah?
Post by: MrRogers143 on February 21, 2018, 05:40:51 PM
It looks like he did appear on Oprah in 1985. Here are three clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha7u5_L73l4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib2V_jQsG7k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmIQJ9VuKc