François Clemmons On His 'Mister Rogers' Role, His Career And Identity

Jul 16, 2018

If you've seen the new documentary about Mr. Rogers you'll recognize François Clemmons for his memorable role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - making him one of the first African-American actors with a recurring role on kids' TV. We're talking to him about his life and work, including a prolific singing career and the last few decades he's spent in Middlebury, Vermont.

François Clemmons is a singer, actor and author who lives in Middlebury. He is featured in the new documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.