May 31, 2009
Lackluster Mr. Rogers gala scuttled
Management of a California civic center says folks with tickets to an event touting a
Mister Rogers Neighborhood revival will get their money back.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the supposedly star-studded gala marking the debut of Michael Kinsell's children's show,
Michael's Enchanted Neighborhood, with cardigan-clad Kinsell as host, was called off Saturday amid a dearth of stars being lined up and complaints from the family of the late Mr. Rogers and PBS.
As for Kinsell, he apologized for any misunderstandings, although The Union-Tribune said many on the guest list that included Tom Hanks, Maria Shriver and members of the Rogers family were not expected to attend.