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Watch Mr. Rogers say goodbye to TV in this tear-jerking video

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Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mr. Rogers, was one of the most beloved children’s television hosts of all time. His show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which debuted in 1968, had a positive impact on millions of children and adults, teaching his viewers invaluable lessons in patience and compassion. The show remains one of the most loved shows in TV history, with many people still able to recall the effect that Mr. Rogers’ gentle demeanor had on their development. In addition to spreading happiness and understanding, Fred Rogers was an incredible human who worked hard for the things he believed in, advocating for issues such as education for children, PBS funding, and testifying in court in favor of home recording so that families could watch his show when it was convenient for them to do so.
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Taboo TV: 8 revolutionary firsts in American television

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We can see just about anything on TV today, but there were strict rules governing what couldn’t be seen, done, or said in the earlier days of home entertainment. Additionally, there were many topics that were simply taboo and therefore avoided. However, as time has progressed, certain shows and characters have challenged censorship standards and broken down many social barriers. In this list, we introduce you to 8 of the most important and revolutionary firsts that have helped to shape television into what it is today.

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The truth is out there: 20 surprising facts about The X-Files you (probably) did not know

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of one of the most iconic TV shows in television history. It created such devotion amongst its viewers, that fans of the show became commonly known as “X-Philes,” a term coined from the Greek root “-phil-” meaning love or obsession. No surprise then that when the series ended in 2002, it had run for 202 episodes making it the longest-consecutive running science fiction series in U.S. television history. This record was only surpassed years later by Stargate SG-1 in 2007 and Smallville in 2011. In honour of a television show, which made a whole generation see the world in a surprisingly different way, we’ve unearthed twenty unusual facts to show the truth really is out there.

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