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Nick Park, Peter Lord, Freddy Roman, and Jeffrey Ross
Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 45 mins

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Fresh Air host Barbara Bogaev talks with children's TV host Fred Rogers about his weater...and much more. His popular show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was the longest-running program on public television. It ran 33 years and ended its run in 2001. Rogers is the author of the new book, The Mister Rogers Parenting Book: Helping to Understand Your Young Child.. Also on the show is Burmese writer Pascal Khoo Thwe. He's written his autobiography From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey. Thwe grew up part of a tiny remote tribe in Burma which practiced a combination f ancient animist and Buddhist customs mixed with Catholicism. He was the first member of his community to study English at University. When a brutal military dictatorship took over Burma, Thwe became a guerrilla fighter in the movement for democracy.

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