Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Joanne Rogers to Receive Romero Award

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Joanne Rogers to Receive Romero Award

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Joanne Rogers, who has been an ambassador for her late husband's legacy, will receive the George A. Romero Legacy Award on April 11 at the Steeltown Ellys.

The wife of the late Fred Rogers was seemingly everywhere in 2018, the 50th anniversary year of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," and has helped promote Morgan Neville's documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Last June, she appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and was among the speakers at an event honoring the victims of October's Tree of Life shooting.

"We couldn't be more thrilled honoring Joanne Rogers this year," said Steeltown board chair James Rogal. "Joanne has not only preserved Fred's legacy here in Pittsburgh and around the world, she's dedicated to everything Steeltown stands for - making sure young people have no obstacles to learning about film and media, and she's been a brilliant and accessible ambassador representing Pittsburgh. …

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