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Episode 1525

Topic: Conflict
Air Date: November 11, 1983
Previous Episode: 1524 - Conflict
Next Episode: 1526 - Work

Mister Rogers arrives with a record player which he demonstrates in the kitchen. The record he plays is a 45 RPM recording of Everybody's Fancy. He then shows a film about how people make record players.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is preparing for a celebration of peace. The citizens of Southwood are invited to the celebration by Queen Sara.

The children of the Neighborhood are working with Lady Elaine Fairchilde as they sing Peace and Quiet while Lady Aberlin goes throughout the Neighborhood asking everyone what they think about peace. Keith, the carpenter from Southwood, helps the Neighborhood school by using Corney's parts to make a record player.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special before a very unique ending to the week's visits. Mister Rogers talks to viewers about the week's topics before he steps onto the porch and sings Peace and Quiet. His song is followed by the text of Isaiah 2:4 appearing on the screen before the credits begin:

"And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning forks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war any more."


The original broadcast of this series coincided with ABC's airing of the television film The Day After. It is often believed that these episodes were designed to help children cope with potential feelings brought on by the film; however, the timing of the movie and this series was purely coincidental.

The Conflict episodes last aired during the week of April 1-5, 1996.

Based on the color of the record and the song, the record played in this episode is likely side two of Mister Rogers Sings For Times When You're Angry.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Charles Altman, Don Brockett, Keith David, Michael Horton, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
Special Thanks To: Teletone Co. Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Jack Guest
Editor: Michael Colonna
Properties: Alexis Samulski
Production Assistants: Casey Brown, Lenny Meledandri, Davitt Woodwell
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Dennis Williams
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Audio: Jim Durham, Dick LaSota
Video: Tom Deluga, Don Williamson
Videotape: Michael Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: James Seech
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Location Production: John Burdick, John Fitzpatrick, Randy Flick, Dan Gebroski, Jerry Hughes, Jon Huntington, Russell McCormack, Al Vasquez
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Kathy Corton, Dawn Gradkowski, Crispin Gray, Frederika Gray, Ellen Hopkins, Smith Hutchings, Darla Karchella, Anita Kowalsky, Janice Pascale, Linda Zimmer
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Bob Millslagle
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications, Inc.
© 1983 Family Communications, Inc.

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