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Episode 1654

Topic: Learning
Air Date: August 27, 1992
Previous Episode: 1653 - Learning
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The paper chain from the previous day is still hanging in the house as Mister Rogers arrives. He begins by playing a tape of music by Eric Kloss before he talks about wonder and sings Did You Know.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the school field trip comes together as Mayor Maggie and Prince Tuesday get permission from everyone in the Neighborhood to visit their places of work. As Prince Tuesday returns to school, Mayor Maggie visits the factory where she and Corney sing I'm a Man Who Manufactures.

Meanwhile, at the Museum-Go-Round, James Michael Jones introduces his learning machine -- a device worn on his head that is capable of "teaching one anything one wishes to learn." Lady Elaine offers the idea of the school children wearing learning machines which would eliminate the need for their field trip.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits the Neighborhood library where Eric Kloss demonstrates a machine that assists blind readers. After the demonstration, Johnny Costa stops by the library for a music rehearsal with Mr. Kloss.


The library portion of this episode was filmed at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Joyce Broadus also appears in Episode 1637 and Episode 1747.

Appearing In This Episode





Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Joyce Broadus, John Costa, Michael Horton, Eric Kloss, Lenny Meledandri, Maggie Stewart, Carole Switala, Bob Trow
Special Thanks To: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Volkwein Brothers Inc., Xerox Imaging Systems
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1992 Family Communications, Inc.

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