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Meet the musicians

Mister Rogers introduces his viewers to the people who make the music on the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: John Costa, pianist and musical director, Bob Rawsthorne, percussionist and Carl McVicker, bassist. In Make-Believe story King Friday commands that all neighbors celebrate a “Bass Violin Festival.” But he is the only person who knows how to play the bass violin! The neighbors each find their own creative ways to obey the King’s command.

Episode 1546   |   1985
Episode 1546: Meet the musicians
Episode 1547: A visit with Yo-Yo Ma
Episode 1548: Head and shoulders with Ella Jenkins
Episode 1549: Preparing for the “Bass Violin Festival”
Episode 1550: Unusual and fascinating musical instruments