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Mr. Rogers Gets Walk of Fame Star

January 9, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It was a beautiful day in a Hollywood neighborhood as Mr. Rogers got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cardigan sweaters were the preferred attire for fans and even some photojournalists at the ceremony Thursday honoring Fred Rogers, the gentle host of the PBS children’s show ``Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.″

Rogers showed up in a coat, but later traded it for a pale blue cardigan.

The 2,101st star was unveiled in front of the Hollywood Toys & Costumes Store in celebration of the 30th anniversary of ``Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.″

Thirty youngsters from Selma Elementary School attended the unveiling and joined Rogers in a rendition of his theme song, ``It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.″

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