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Miscellaneous => Miscellaneous Mister Rogers Topics => Topic started by: HCShannon on September 29, 2017, 04:59:01 PM

Title: The Michael Kinsell incident
Post by: HCShannon on September 29, 2017, 04:59:01 PM
In 2009, 6 years after Fred Rogers death and 3 years before Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood premiered, a young man in San Diego named Michael Kinsell claimed that he would be Mister Rogers' successor, and host and huge star-studded gala honoring Rogers where he would be named his successor, officially, the only problem was he did not get approval from PBS or The Rogers family and many of the stars he said would be there knew nothing about it.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/people/the-fabulist-2/
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/the-scene/archive/Its-a-Scary-Day-in-the-Neighborhood--.html
https://current.org/tag/michael-kinsell/

For a time there was also an article about it on the Museum of Hoaxes.

Currently, Kinsell now does a Youtube series called Michael's Storytime
http://michaelkinsell.com/
He seems kind of sketchy, what do you think?
Title: Re: The Michael Kinsell incident
Post by: MIKEBENNIDICT on October 02, 2017, 09:29:26 PM
See no reason to pay attention to people like that.

Title: Re: The Michael Kinsell incident
Post by: HCShannon on January 29, 2018, 03:07:08 PM
Yes, but I do! It's a case of fake fame on the internet, somebody even joked "I'm sure he has an understudy planning to move to Canada and cosplay Mr. Dressup. It's almost a given at this point."