In his four-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, Fred Rogers (1928-2003) describes his work as the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which began its run in 1968. He describes the show's evolution, which started with Mister Rogers, which he produced in Canada for the CBC. He describes each aspect of the show including the origin of his trademark sweaters. He recounts his early years in television working as a floor manager for NBC on shows including NBC Opera Theatre, The Kate Smith Hour, and The Gabby Hayes Show. Rogers details his move into public television in 1953 with his work as the program director for WQED, Pittsburgh. He describes his first children's program The Children's Corner (1954-61 WQED; 1955-56 NBC), which introduced several puppets later used on Mister Rogers. He talks about the importance of children's programming and his longevity as a childrens' show host. Karen Herman conducted the interview on July 22, 1999 in Pittsburgh, PA.