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Mister Rogers’ grown-up fans flood Twitch with voice-mail appreciations
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May 2017

Mister Rogers’ grown-up fans flood Twitch with voice-mail appreciations

Twitch is in the middle of its marathon of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and judged by the uplifting voice mails from its viewers, it’s become the perfect escape.

Twitch this week released 19 voice mails from the 300 it’s received this week, during a Mister Rogers marathon viewed by more than 3.7 million. The stream, done in partnership with PBS, has raised more than $18,000 for public television in the United States.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a seminal program in both public television and children’s programming in the United States. Indeed, his appearance before a Senate committee in 1969 is widely credited with winning $20 million in government funding for the Public Broadcasting Corporation, targeted for severe budget cuts at…

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