Do you have a personal story about Mister Rogers you’d like to share with a Grammy award-winning
NSN was contacted by Dennis Scott of Dennis Scott Productions in Franklin, TN, just outside Nashville,
asking for stories for his Mister Rogers’ Project.
Here’s what he wrote…
By way of introduction, I am the producer of the Grammy award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers, which features new arrangements of songs written by Fred Rogers. The collection includes performances by Amy Grant, BJ Thomas, Bobby Caldwell, CeCe Winans, Crystal Gayle, Donna Summer, John Pizzarelli, Jon Secada, Ricky Skaggs, Maureen McGovern and Roberta Flack.
My new venture, Thank You Mister Rogers – Music and Memories will feature more of Fred’s songs as well as interviews with fans sharing their stories about Mister Rogers.
I am inviting storytellers who have a unique tale or specific memory about Mister Rogers to be a part of this project.
I hope to hear from you. Many thanks.
Dennis Scott Productions
Franklin, TN 37069
Here’s what Dennis is looking for:
- A variety of great Mister Rogers stories that range from the heartfelt to the humorous. A unique recollection about Fred Rogers or an interesting observation is also acceptable.
- A one to a three-minute story is ideal. A longer story would be considered if it’s great.
- Wants to have all stories submitted by late March or early April. But sooner the better!
- Storytellers who have access to recording equipment are welcome to send a high-quality mp3 file. If they would like to tell their story on camera, an mp4 video is fine. If not, I (Dennis) am happy to individually explore ways in which we can capture the Teller’s story.
- The album, “Thank You Mister Rogers – Memories and Music” will contribute a portion of sales to a deserving children’s charity. We have been collecting interviews about Mister Rogers from everyday fans who have donated their stories to the project. I regret that there is not a budget for interviews and storytellers, but those who participate will receive an album credit and are welcome to use it on their respective professional resumes.