“In this time of great sadness about Fred Rogers’ death, we understand that parents may be concerned about how to approach the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood series and our Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Website with their children. We here at Family Communications have given this a great deal of thought and have talked with our colleagues in child development and mental health. We’d like to share our thoughts with you.”
We don’t get good reception on the PBS channel where we live, so Peter hasn’t really watched Mr. Rogers, but maybe Carolyn will when she’s older. At any rate, note how the main web page for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood acknowledges its dual audiences — the kids who are the primary audience for the website, and parents and causual Internet surfers who may be visiting the site after hearing the news.