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Talk About Love (with ASL Signers)

Date: 2011
Format: DVD
Company/Organization: ASL Friends, Inc. / DeBee Communications
Purchase/Stream: ASL Friends


© The Fred Rogers Company 2011


In this special edition, the linguistically complete, natural language of American Sign Language (ASL) is modeled through expert Dead Signers Mary Lou Novitsky and Roger Vass. Now families with young children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have access to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood through American Sign Language.




The episode presented on this DVD is Episode 1661.

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In memory of the lifetime work of Fred McFeely Rogers

Director: James R. DeBee
Producers: James R. DeBee, Kim Nussbaum
Editor: James R. DeBee

ASL Storytellers
Mister Rogers: Roger Vass
Mr. McFeely: Roger Vass
Lady Aberlin: Mary Lou Novitsky
King Friday XIII: Roger Vass
Queen Sara Saturday: Mary Lou Novitsky
Lady Elaine Fairchilde: Kim Nussbaum
X the Owl: Roger Vass
Henrietta Pussycat: Kim Nussbaum
Daniel Striped Tiger: Roger Vass

ASL Specialists: Diana Saunders-Conley, CSC; Valentine Wojton III
Studio: Pine Richland High School, DeBee Communications
Studio Operator: Steve Karpinski
Teleprompter Operators: Jacqueline DeBee, Susan DiIorio Miller
Executive Producer: ASL Readers, Inc.

Additional Funding Provided by: Scaife Family Foundation, The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon, La Salle Products Inc. d.b.a., Pro Knitwear, Pittsburgh Neuropsychology Associates, Dollar Bank, Bob Evans Restaurant, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Eat 'n Park, James R. DeBee, Rob and Nancy Gleyze, Allen G. Kline, Mary Lou Novitsky, Paul and Kim Nussbaum, James and Susan Wehar, John Young

Special Thanks to: Pine-Richland School District, Dr. James Manley (Superintendent), Gary Deschamps (Board of Directors) , ASL Readers Inc. Board of Directors (Susan DiIorio Miller, Nancy Gleyze, Kate Murray, Shelley Schurer, Kim Sheppard-Nussbaum), Bill Isler and Hedda Sharapan at Family Communications for their patience and friendship though the years...

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