From Robin Levinson King of the Toronto Star:
15 kidsâ€™ shows you didnâ€™t know had ties to Canada
Whether you grew up in Canada or somewhere else in the world, these 15 childrenâ€™s shows should ring a bell.
1.Â Mister Rogersâ€™ Neighborhood
Itâ€™s a little known fact thatÂ Mister Rogersâ€™ NeighborhoodÂ debuted asÂ Mister RogersÂ 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 Rogersâ€™ understudy Ernie Coombs would remain, and start his own television show with the CBC as a kind of Canadian spinoff:Â Mr. Dressup. Continue reading.