How Yo-Yo Ma inspired the Mister Rogers documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor'

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  • I_believe Draper, UT
    July 15, 2018 4:42 a.m.

    "and if all of this isn't enough, Focus Features has already acquired "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and plans to release the documentary in theaters this summer."

    Thank you "Focus Features".
    Thank you "Yo-Yo Ma".
    Thank you "theater owners" for screen time.

    If the rest of you are still wondering, take a couple of hours and watch "Won't you be my Neighbor". Mr. Rogers was the real deal, if our world today promoted such kindness, respect for one another, it would be be a different place.

    Thanks for promoting & producing such a positive role model.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2018 1:43 p.m.

    I grew up watching Mr Rogers. Such a kind, gentle man. We could certainly use more of that gentleness in our society today.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2018 2:49 p.m.

    I must admit that as a young adult, during the time when Mr. Rodgers' show was at its height, I would find it unbearably saccharine and mushy.

    Over time I've come to appreciate that unswerving "niceness" as a real benefit to the many children who, tragically, live in environments where they very rarely see any niceness or even tolerable civility from the adults in their lives who should be the ones modeling such behavior.

    And, even if they are fortunate enough to be raised in less toxic environments, it is very helpful for all children to see that such kindness is an ideal that should be sought by everyone. Given the seemingly bottomless pit of incivility from most modern media and most other segments of our society, I hope documentaries like this is some sign of at least a desire for more societal and individual maturity and generosity of spirit.