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When Parents Work

Date: 1993
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: CBS/FOX Video, Time Life Video
Catalog: V619-04



It can be hard for children when their parents have to go to work. Being away from loved ones can be difficult. IN his reassuring ways, Mister Rogers helps children know that when parents are working, they think about their children, and they will come back as soon as they can. Parents and children can also make the time apart easier by talking about their feelings when they are back together again.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is angry with his parents, King Friday and Queen Sara, because their work takes them away from home. But his caring neighbors help him realize that when his parents go to work, they miss him, just as he misses them.

It's difficult when children and parents have to be apart, but when we share our feelings with the people we love, it can help make those feelings much more manageable.

This episode of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD features:

  • Learning, playing and sharing in a child-care setting
  • Exercising for fun and fitness
  • Neighbor Bruce Franco making a trolley out of balloons

Mister Rogers' universal message of love and self-esteem has brought joy and education to children around the world for more than 25 years. CBS/FOX Video is proud to bring some of the best episodes of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD into your home.

Running Time: Approx. 28 Minutes.


The episode featured on this video is Episode 1615 from the Environment series.


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Marilyn Barnett, Bruce Franco, Lenny Meledandri
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Muens
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Randy Strothman
Properties: Monica Bielawskl
Production Assistants: Stephanie Cates, Joe Kelly, Ellen Moore
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Directors: Rich Dwyer, Ric Hase, Tim McGrane
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Directors: Jim Bruwelheide, Kate Kearney
Video: Don Williamson
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Aaron Baron, Jerry Cobbs, Al Lawyer
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: John Burdick, Mark Knobil, Bob Lubomski, Jan Stief
Carpenters: Joe Bach, Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Francine Byrne, Nora Cline, Judith Holtzman, Penny Hateer, Mary Beth Munroe, Paula Payne, Alexis Samulski, David Schremp, Susan Spier, Hugh Twyman, Joe Watercotte, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Costumers: Susan Kistler, Venise St. Pierre
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Don Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury
Consultant: Albert V. Corrado M.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
©1989 Family Communications, Inc.

Original funding for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was provided by Public Television Stations and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation.
© 1993 Family Communications, Inc.

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