Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Combats The Children's Crisis

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Broadcast History

Creation "Misterogers" on CBC Television (Canada), a 15-minute Program

1963 - 1966

Mr. Rogers airs on EEN (Eastern Educational Television)

1966 - 1968

Mr. Rogers airs on NET (National Educational Television)

1968 - 1970

First (National) Season, 130 episodes black-and-white

1968 - 1969

Seasons 2-8, 65 colored episodes per year

1969 - 1976

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood airs on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)

1970 - 2001

Season 9, 5 episodes

1976 - 1977

Seasons 10-25, 15 episodes per year

1977 - 1995

Season 26, 20 episodes

1995 - 1996

Seasons 27-29, 15 episodes per year

1997 - 1999

Season 30, 10 episodes

1999 - 2000

Season 31, 5 episodes

2000 - 2001

State

Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate (First Political Debate on Television)

1960

FFC's head Jon Doefer creates a policy for more news and documentary programs

1960

The Carnegie Foundation established a commission on Educational Television

1965

The Broadcasting Act of 1967

1967

Creation of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)

1970

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 1974

1974

Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, and Family Services Act of 1988

1988

The Children's Television Act of 1990 creating "Core Programming"

1990

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

1993

Child Online Protection Act of 1998

1998

Promoting Safe and Stable Families act 2001

2001

Culture

The article “The Battered-Child Syndrome” by Henry Kempe is published

1962

John Hughes' film "The Breakfast Club"

1985

"How Preserving Families Can Cost Children’s Lives" by Richard Gelles

1996

Economy

The Perry Preschool Project proves the significance of early education

1962 - 1967

The Increase of Social Security Taxes

1966

The Oil Crisis reduces available education funds

1973

Highest Unemployment Rate in US History (10.8%)

1982

"Teach For America" is formed to provide low-class children with an education

1990

The "Improving America's Schools Act" increases funding for migrants education

1994