Pittsburgh airport employees is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic children’s TV show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ” and simultaneously with the release of a Mr. Rogers Forever stamp.
Employees at Pittsburgh International Airport welcomed all the visitors to their neighborhood on Friday, just like Mister Rogers would have wanted.
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic children’s TV show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ” and simultaneously with the release of a Mr. Rogers, Forever stamp, employees wearing red jerseys in the Airside Terminal Center Core at Pittsburgh International Airport handed out free Mister Rogers buttons and red laces to the travelers.
Also in the terminal, a large sign to let fans share their fondest memories of Mister Rogers and the TV show. Passengers can purchase the commemorative stamps in Terminal D.
The special buttons have the words ” You’re Special!” emblazoned on them, that is a sentiment beloved host, Frank Rogers, said in every episode for the millions of children who watched as he put his signature cardigan and sneakers.
Passengers can purchase the commemorative stamps in Terminal D at the airport.)
“Mister Rogers takes a special place in the hearts of Pittsburghers and people across the country,” Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis said in a statement, USA Today reported. “Mister Rogers and the work he was doing here are certainly a part of the fabric of this city.”
Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He made his home in Pittsburgh as an adult and developed “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ” for the local station, WQED, before it was distributed nationwide for 33 years. The Pittsburgh airport has a permanent exhibition dedicated to him in Terminal C and there have even been proposals to rename the airport in his memory.