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Penn-Trafford students, others mark 50th anniversary of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Patrick Varine
| Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Fred Rogers in 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' The show debuted more than 50 years ago on Feb. 19, 1968.
Fred Rogers in 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' The show debuted more than 50 years ago on Feb. 19, 1968.

It might be rainy, but today is still a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Fifty years ago today, Fred Rogers' iconic television show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," made its debut, and tributes have been posted from all corners of the internet.

In Westmoreland County, Penn-Trafford High School students paid tribute in their morning news show, "Wake Up Warriors":

And in case you forgot just how awesome Mr. Rogers was, here are a few more examples.

Here's Mr. Rogers learning how to breakdace:

Here he is testifying before the U.S. Senate about the importance of children's education via public television:

Here he is in a 1982 appearance on "Late Night," which begins with a hilarious video of Rogers attempting to put up a tent:

And finally, a few recent tribute tweets:

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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