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Mister Rogers' comfy sweater goes to Smithsonian Museum

A red cardigan sweater, the symbol of what has made the fatherly Mister Rogers a comfy, cozy guest in children's homes for 30 years, becomes a piece of American folklore as it takes its place in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection.

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Fred Rogers was to present the zip-up sweater, hand-knitted by his late mother, during a ceremony yesterday at the museum in Washington. Officials planned the presentation as part of National Education Week.


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