Fred Rogers, dead at 74

I watched an awful lot of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood growing up… I always wanted one of those big traffic lights he had near the fish tank. I have several of his records, a couple of them are surprisingly creative and surreal for children’s music. He was one of those rare people that didn’t talk down to children, he talked with them, and for that he’ll be missed.

Interesting fact: one of his sweaters is at the Smithsonian (see bottom).

Updated: I remembered this morning that, as a kid, I would refer to Mr. Rogers as “Raja Raja.” Just thought I’d mention it.