- Ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
- All of the sweaters he wore on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood were knitted by his mother, until her death in 1981.
- Testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications in 1969 to defend funding for public broadcasting.
- In 1971, formed the nonprofit company Family Communications Inc., which produced Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; the name was later changed to the Fred Rogers Company.
- Composed more than 200 songs.
- Won four Daytime Emmys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
- Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.
- Received more than 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities.
- Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
- Last public appearance was as grand marshal of the 2003 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Cal.
- 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming: Nominee
- 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming: Nominee
- 1992, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
- 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
- Sara Rogers — Wife
- John Rogers — Son
- Nancy McFeely Rogers — Mother
- Elaine Rogers — Sister
- James Hill Rogers — Father
- James Rogers — Son
- Attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States; Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, United States (BA in Music, 1951); Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA, United States (MDiv, 1962); attended University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US