We are incredibly excited to announce an all episodes marathon of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood starting on May 15th at 12:00pm PT. All 886 episodes — including many episodes that have only aired once or are unavailable elsewhere online — will stream consecutively on twitch.tv/misterrogers. Let that sink in for a moment. 886 episodes!
In a lot of ways, Mister Rogers may have been the first ‘streamer’ that many of us ever watched. He’d always speak directly to his viewers in a welcoming, familiar way, and when you entered his neighborhood you immediately felt like a part of the community.
Fred Rogers made an impact on those who grew up watching him, and when we talked to some of our Partners about the marathon, they shared the same sentiment.
Because he had such a positive influence on so many lives, we decided this would be the perfect time to rally the Twitch community to help support your local PBS station via a donation panel on /misterrogers. If you’re enjoying the marathon, or have fond memories of Mister Rogers from your childhood, it’ll be super easy to donate to this great cause. Throughout the marathon, we’ll be sharing personal stories from our Partners about the importance of PBS and its programming. If you have your own to share, you can even leave us a message by calling 681-Hi-Fred0 (681- 443–7330).
Of course, we can’t talk about Mister Rogers without mentioning that killer style. Yes, his cardigans. To celebrate the marathon, we have created the Twitch Purple Cardigan Contest, with a chance to win one of 100 exclusive Twitch cardigans simply by hosting the marathon*. For full rules, please visit the contest page.
We hope you’ll join us throughout the 886-episode journey as we go from black and white to color and from SD to HD in what’s sure to be an unforgettable ride.
Oh, we almost forgot. No marathon of this magnitude would be complete without a brand new set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood emotes. They’ll be available to everyone who subscribes to /misterrogers. Use them wisely and we’ll see you in the Neighborhood of Make Believe!
Finally, thanks to our friends who have made this marathon possible: PBS, PBS Digital Studios, and the Fred Rogers Company. Also, thanks to the teams at Tiltify and Causecast Foundation for powering the fundraiser.
*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win The Twitch Purple Cardigan Contest. Open to legal U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18+ yrs of age. Other restrictions apply. Begins 5/15/2017 at 11:59AM PT and ends 6/3/2017 at 11:59 PM PT. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules. Sponsor: Twitch Interactive, Inc. Visit link.twitch.tv/PurpleCardiganContest for full rules and to submit. Sponsor: Twitch Interactive, Inc.