Michael G. Long (Westminster John Knox Press, March 2015)
Most know him by his sweaters, trolley and puppet pals—the staples of his long-running children’s program. But Fred Rogers also was an ordained Presbyterian minister and quite the radical pacifist. In his new book, Peaceful Neighbor, Michael G. Long, explores the countercultural side of the admired television host who used Mister Rogers Neighborhood as a platform for sharing his beliefs about caring for the earth, for animals, for each other.
From the jacket copy: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it turns out, is far from sappy, sentimental and shallow; it’s a sharp political response to a civil and political society poised to kill.