It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Post Office

@FourWalls (15180)
United States
February 7, 2018 8:07pm CST
The US Postal Service has a committee that rules on who gets honored on postage stamps. The fact that Mister Rogers will be featured on a postage stamp next month shows how out of touch they are. No, NOT that the late Fred Rogers doesn’t belong on a postage stamp. Without question, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is one of the most iconic children’s TV shows in history. No, the problem with the post office is that Rogers, who died in 2003, has been eligible to be on a stamp for about eight years. And they’re just getting around to it now. Oh, well, better late than never, right? The stamp will be issued next month to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the birth of Mister Rogers. Fred Rogers was a beautiful soul who, although an ordained Presbyterian minister, never preached a sermon from a pulpit. Instead, he preached his faith daily on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for 33 years. Rogers died of stomach cancer in 2003. His home state of Pennsylvania has paid a number of honors to him, including a statue in Pittsburgh that shows him in the process of removing his shoes for the more comfortable tennis shoes that he did in the opening of the show. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood post office, indeed!! The iconic opening of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood:
You remember how there was this one recording of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood theme song that had poor quality, yet it was used in a lot of Mister Rogers-...
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@JohnRoberts (62888)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Feb
Tom Hanks is slated to play Rogers in a biopic.
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@JohnRoberts (62888)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Feb
@FourWalls Inject a healthy dose of liberalism as the primary message.
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@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
8 Feb
@JohnRoberts — and make him an atheist....
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@Hannihar (41914)
9 Feb
I love Tom Hanks.
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@TRBRocks420 (82499)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Feb
That's because there will be a new movie coming out soon with Tom Hanks, starring Fred Rogers.
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@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
8 Feb
Truth be told, the timing is just a coincidence. Given how slowly the post office moves in making decisions like this, the stamp was probably approved three years ago.
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@TRBRocks420 (82499)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Feb
@FourWalls That could be too, look how long it took Elvis to get stamps.
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@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
8 Feb
@TRBRocks420 — and what’s funny about that is, once they finally did issue an Elvis stamp, it turned out to be the biggest-selling postage stamp in USPS history. Like the Elvis album title said, 50,000,000 Elvis fans can’t be wrong!
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
8 Feb
That's great, but yah, he was certainly deserving of this honor way long time ago! Why are they so backed up . . . is there a whole line of honorees lined up to become a stamp?
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@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
8 Feb
They’re a bureaucracy. Plus, there are only so many stamps issued in a given year. With the way they’re drowning in debt they’d probably do well to issue more stamps to get people other than collectors interested in buying stamps again. The long and boring process:
The basics of the selection process used by the CSAC.
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
8 Feb
@FourWalls Oh, they way are behind then! True - with less people even using stamps, the postal service really needs to beef up things in order to continue staying around . . . having more (of a variety) of stamps to get others interested would help!
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@spiderdust (7174)
• San Jose, California
8 Feb
Oh, I hadn't heard that he was going on a postage stamp! This makes me very happy.
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@Plethos (10844)
• United States
8 Feb
i vaguely remember watching his show a kid. i alway laughed at eddie murphy's saturday night live parody of him, mister robinson's neighborhood.
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@kobesbuddy (55006)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Feb
Mr. Rogers was a beautiful children's program, my kids loved it! Especially my son Chad. As a little boy, he really looked up to Fred Rogers.
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Feb
It's about damn time.
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@Hannihar (41914)
8 Feb
Nice that he will be honored even though it is late.
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@andriaperry (58503)
• United States
8 Feb
I used to watch this every day after school
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@JudyEv (134730)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb
It's nice to see deserving people honoured in this way.
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@1creekgirl (11934)
• United States
8 Feb
It's about time! My kids loved him, but their favorite (and mine) was Captain Kangaroo. He was the first person I ever wrote a fan letter to.
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
9 Feb
I agree with TR Bergstrom.