Alexander Rogers was one of Fred Rogers’ favorite people. Fred was elated to become a grandfather and found that role to be one of life’s greatest gifts. This photo shows Fred and Alexander interacting while reading a book. Fred often spoke about his pleasant memories of his parents reading to him when he was a child.
He became a lifelong reader, spending a few hours each day with a book. On the Neighborhood program, Mister Rogers often read books to his viewers, encouraging them to become readers and storytellers.
Lynn Johnson Collection, Ohio University Archives