Story Behind The Mr. Rogers’ Viral Video

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Mr. Rogers touched lives for more than 30 years, but how do you make his timeless messages relevant for today’s children?

PBS turned to YouTube and a talented young artist named John “MelodySheep” Boswell to come up with a remixed mash-up of Mr. Rogers’ show that turns his words of wisdom into a hip song.

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert talks to PBS’ head of interactive, Matt Graham, about how they came up with this very cool video, and how it is touching millions of people through social media.

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