Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, when the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, KMOS-TV, presents one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, an intimate look at the life of America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers.

In a press release from the UCM, the university is gearing up for “Won't You Be My Neighbor?", a film by Morgan Neville, telling the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years.

This intimate portrait goes beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, the film has become the top-grossing biographical documentary of all time, earning more than $22 million at the domestic box office.

KMOS regularly airs “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” each Saturday and Sunday at 5 a.m., but will present memorable episodes of his series during the week of Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m.



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