NEW YORK (AP) — It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood.
The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner.
The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was produced. The stamp features Fred Rogers and the royal puppet King Friday XIII.
Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers in Upcoming Biopic Hanks will play the iconic children's show host in the You Are My Friend. Marielle Heller is set to direct the film off a script written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. You Are My Friend will be based on Rogers' friendship with journalist Tom Junod, who wrote a prominent profile of the star for Esquire in 1998. Junod commented on the announcement of the film. Hanks has a knack for playing icons, as he stepped into the shoes of Walt Disney for Saving Mr. Banks. Production on the TriStar Pictures film is set to start in September.
Rogers produced, wrote and hosted "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for more than 30 years. He died in 2003 at 74 after battling stomach cancer. His message remained a simple one throughout the years, telling his viewers to love themselves and others.