This is a busy time for TV changes, ranging from Tyra Banks to Daniel Tiger (shown here). That includes:
– TYRA TAKES OVER: Tyra Banks will be the new “Dancing With the Stars” host.
Tom Bergeron is leaving after hosting all 28 seasons. Also leaving is Erin Andrews, who was a contestant (finishing third) and then co-hosted for six years. Read more…
TV critics are used to pomp and hype, to overstuffed praise for underdeveloped shows.
So it’s refreshing when we get the opposite: That was the day Fred Rogers showed up.
It springs to mind now – almost 22 years later – because of the odd (and oddly wonderful) movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Here is Tom Hanks playing a gentle man who happened to be an important TV producer-writer-composer-star; people might wonder: Was Rogers really like that?
Apparently. And that’s what we got that January day in 1998. Read more…