PBS39 and ArtsQuest Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ with Special Guest David Newell July 7-8 at SteelStacks

Bethlehem, PA-PBS39 and ArtsQuest have teamed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!


On July 7-8 at 12:30 p.m., Pennsylvania-born actor David Newell, famous for his portrayal of Mr. McFeely, the speedy delivery man on the show, will take part in a Q&A following the screenings of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center. Plus, on July 8, PBS39 and ArtsQuest Members are invited to stop by PBS39 for an exclusive, members-only event featuring Newell, light fare, drinks and great conversation. David will share his experiences with Fred Rogers and why the message of Mister Rogers is so important, especially in today‘s cultural climate.  Tickets for the July 8 event are limited; members can reserve a spot at wlvt.ticketleap.com/mrmcfeely-visits-pbs39/.


David Newell appears in “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a newly released documentary about the life, lessons, and legacy of the beloved children’s television show host, Fred Rogers. The film is playing at ArtsQuest Frank Banko Ale House Cinema now through July 12. Visit http://www.steelstacks.org/event/7181/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ for the complete listing of showtimes and tickets.


About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit www.pbs39.org.


About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest™ is a Bethlehem, PA-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest®; the Banana Factory® cultural arts and education center; and the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks™ arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.8 million people annually. For more information on ArtsQuest, visit www.artsquest.org or call 610-332-1300. Follow ArtsQuest on Facebook or Twitter @ArtsQuest and @SteelStacks!

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