University of Pittsburgh
February 26, 2003

University of Pittsburgh Experts Available to Comment on The Legacy of Fred Rogers

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

February 27, 2003

PITTSBURGH—The following University of Pittsburgh experts are available to comment on the legacy of Fred Rogers, founder and host of the public television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died early today:

Christina Groark

Codirector, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development

Ph.D., special education, University of Pittsburgh

Office: 412-244-5303 or 412-244-5381

Groark knew Rogers personally and professionally and is available to comment on his impact on children and on the field of child development. A consultant

and researcher, she has been a principal investigator in a number of

collaborative programs working on behalf of children and families.

Margaret "Maggie" Kimmel

Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D., library and information sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Office: 412-624-9436

Home: 412-731-3839

Kimmel is a consultant to Family Communications Inc., which produced Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and was coeditor of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers (1996, University of Pittsburgh Press).

Elizabeth Mahoney

Bibliographer, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Archives, University of Pittsburgh

Master of Library Science, SUNY, Albany

Office: 412-624-4710

Mahoney oversees an extensive collection of video tapes, sound recordings, photos, and promotional and production materials related to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, housed in the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room in the 3rd-floor library of the School of Information Sciences Building, 135 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland.

Mark Collins

Coordinator of Environmental Studies

Master of Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Office: 412-624-6615

Collins was co-editor of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television, and Fred Rogers (1996, University of Pittsburgh Press).

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