5 things 'Mister Rogers' can still teach us

The first national broadcast of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired February 19, 1968.

(CNN)To a generation of children, Fred Rogers was a lot more than a soothing voice and a cardigan.

On "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which had its first national broadcast on February 19, 1968, he sprinkled educational segments with soft-spoken wisdom.
The show went off the air in 2001, and Rogers died in 2003. But he's making a posthumous comeback. The US Postal Service will commemorate him on a stamp next month, a documentary film about his beloved PBS show will be released in June and Tom Hanks will play him in a biopic.
Fifty years later, Rogers' legacy still resonates.