From Robin Levinson King of the Toronto Star:
15 kids’ shows you didn’t know had ties to Canada
Whether you grew up in Canada or somewhere else in the world, these 15 children’s shows should ring a bell.
1. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
It’s a little known fact that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted as Mister Rogers on CBC in 1963. The show ran for three years in Canada before host Fred Rogers bought the rights and moved it to Pittsburgh.
But Rogers’ understudy Ernie Coombs would remain, and start his own television show with the CBC as a kind of Canadian spinoff: Mr. Dressup. Continue reading.