Today is March 20 and would have been the 80th birthday of the late children's television host Fred Rogers.
He's been gone 5 years now, thanks to stupid stomach cancer, and his best friend David Newell has a special request, "We’re asking everyone everywhere... from Pittsburgh to Paris...to wear their favorite sweater on that day. It doesn’t have to have a zipper down the front like the one Mister Rogers wore on the program, it just has to be special to you.”
Newell is better known as Mr. McFeely, the world's greatest mailman, who brought speedy deliveries to the Neighborhood for many years on Mr. Rogers' show. Here is more on his idea for today.
By-the-way, Mr. Rogers most famous sweater, a red one knitted by his late mother, was donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History by Fred Rogers on Nov. 20, 1984.