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Episode 1295

Air Date: April 6, 1973
Previous Episode: 1294
Next Episode: 1296

Mister Rogers arrives with various stones -- a geode, an agate, and a flint. Taking them to the kitchen, he looks at what makes each one unique before using the stones to play a memory game with viewers.

At Bob Trow's workshop, Mister Rogers watches as Jim Dorsey, a lapidarian, shows many other precious stones from his own collection and demonstrates how stones are polished.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, it is Daniel Striped Tiger's birthday -- a celebration he has decided to share with Purple Panda who has no birthday. Astronaut Worden and Yoshi Ito agree to pilot King Friday's royal plane on a birthday trip to the moon and Planet Purple. Lady Elaine Fairchilde asks them to deliver a cake to the moon for the moon's birthday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares some photos of Al Worden in his astronaut suit before offering ideas on how viewers might pretend they are in a rocket ship of their own. Lt. Col. Worden stops by with a moon rock to share.


Looking at the moon rock, Mister Rogers makes a humorous comparison: "It looks like a piece of sliced meatloaf."

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: James Dorsey, Yoshi Ito, David Newell, Dave Nohling, Bob Trow
and Lt. Col. Alfred Worden
Produced and Directed by Bob Walsh
Music Director: John Costa
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Associate Producers: Betsy Nadas, David Newell
Assistant Producer: Laura Perkins
Production Assistant: Azriel Gamliel
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David Smith
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Dick LaSota
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Chuck Sradomski

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1972, 1973 Family Communications, Inc.

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