By now most of us know about the upcoming Mr. Rogers Movie and now we learn that the friendliest neighbor in the neighborhood will get his own stamp. The stamp marks the show's 50th anniversary: It first aired on Feb. 19, 1968. The Forever Stamp will be unveiled March 23 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland, the same Pittsburgh public television station where Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was produced. The stamp features Fred Rogers and the royal puppet King Friday XIII.
Rogers, who grew up in Latrobe, Pa., produced, wrote, and hosted Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for more than 30 years. He died in 2003 at the age of 74 after battling stomach cancer. His message remained a simple one throughout the years, telling his viewers to love themselves and others. The March 23 event is free to the public and can be viewed live on the USPS Facebook page.
Also set to receive a Forever Stamp in 2018, per the Morning Call: singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne, astronaut Sally Ride, and John Lennon.