People: Nov. 27, 2000

WELL, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD...

The man who first taught us the importance of changing shoes whenever we go indoors is stepping away from the spotlight. FRED MCFEELY ROGERS, 72, master puppeteer and champion of the cardigan-and-tie look since well before most Prada models were born, has announced he will film the last original episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood next month. For close to 1,000 episodes (three times as many as M*A*S*H), he invited children to explore the depths of their psyches as well as the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, introducing them to the inimitable Prince Tuesday and Henrietta Pussycat and reminding...

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