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  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie sits down with the iconic actor Tom Hanks about his new role in the biopic about Fred Rogers, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" in this extended interview.
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Comments • 806

  • Adri Amaral
    Adri Amaral  2 days back

    Great Interview!

    • cityofchamps66
      cityofchamps66  2 days back

      I've never been more proud to be from Pittsburgh, Pa, what a beautiful story and an amazing man

      • Viet-Anh Tran
        Viet-Anh Tran  1 weeks back

        Tom Hanks was a great choice to play Mr. Rogers

        • Natalie H
          Natalie H  2 weeks back

          I fall in love with mr Rogers after this movie

          • Troy Cline
            Troy Cline  3 weeks back

            Tom Hanks is a pedophile, the last person that should have played Mr Rogers, look into it, research deep the truth is coming out on this evil man!!! I would not let any get withing 20' of this despot!!! Expose him Lord Jesus, bring his own ways on his head!!!

            • Joe Feigenbutz
              Joe Feigenbutz  4 days back

              Stop believing social media conspiracy theorists. All they want is attention.

          • AJ D
            AJ D  3 weeks back

            Tom Hanks needs to play Alex Trebek

            • Always Awake
              Always Awake  3 weeks back

              Good grief.

              • Joey Santos
                Joey Santos  3 weeks back

                So, did he eventually answer if you were friends?

                • Amogh Kulkarni
                  Amogh Kulkarni  3 weeks back

                  Fred Rogerson is what you become when you come to terms with yourself.

                  • LBlush
                    LBlush  3 weeks back

                    Love Tom Hanks...he seems like such a good person and husband.

                    • PurpleRose7777
                      PurpleRose7777  3 weeks back

                      He was brilliant in this movie. I felt like I was watching Fred!

                      • Sandra Long
                        Sandra Long  3 weeks back

                        Thank you Savannah for acknowledging the change you have made in your life...…….

                        • Sandra Dalton
                          Sandra Dalton  4 weeks back

                          Tom Hanks, you were amazing!!

                          • Danielle T
                            Danielle T  4 weeks back

                            I feel Tom Hanks is so much like Robin Williams ox Love both these Guys ox

                            • Morticin Davis
                              Morticin Davis  1 months back

                              JESUS told his disciples ” by this shall all men know you are my disciples if you have love for one and another”. So we don't have to go around waving our bibles and chanting or saying GOD. Just show love. Mr Rogers showed love. Actually it was for grownups because those little ones would become grownups.

                              • Tedd Jones
                                Tedd Jones  1 months back

                                I have always loved Tom Hanks as an actor, but it’s obvious in this interview that he doesn’t really know the Lord. Savanah seems to be a true believer, and Tom wasn’t really understanding what she was attempting to get out of the interview. Hopefully, Mr Rogers influence will resonate into the heart of Tom Hanks.
                                It’s not a generic “god” that we pray to, if you’re reading this comment, you too can have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

                                • Aracely Emmett
                                  Aracely Emmett  1 months back

                                  Im sorry but a flute without holes is not a flute and a minister who has a show for kids for decades and dosen't mention god is not a minister. Fred Rogers is a girly man who had daddy issues and spread his feminization of young boys thru his badly done puppet show. Fred Rogers is sad man who had a weak father and made him the mammas boy he was until his death. The world is better without out. His safe space bubble boy society is what he left us.

                                  • Jacqueline Nemith
                                    Jacqueline Nemith  1 months back

                                    Tom this is just such a awesome interview. I've watched so many already. But this one was best.

                                    • About2Rain
                                      About2Rain  1 months back

                                      Fred Rogers was brought up with faith as the cornerstone of his life.
                                      He was a living testament of that faith. Such a beautiful man who touched so many hearts. 💖

                                      • JoAnn Thomases
                                        JoAnn Thomases  1 months back

                                        It always blew me away, that he brought and knew a crumbling household makes a little child feel like the grocery bag, in the things getting done. They feel meaningless. He gave them back their dignity in being anywhere. He gave it back..... "minus", the pushing, and bossing. It was a minute to be quiet, at peace, as they need, quite from loneliness and he "quietly, inserted", like God would. The "one", there, and taking your mind peacefully, to show every job and the, interesting worth of every "small", job. He made things we think are "no big deal", a world where so much happened, just to create, what, we think is "just another tool we use". You can't get more genius, than showing God, appreciating you. Look at all the,work, for one thing made. It's peaceful. It's so humbling in resoning, why anything is Not thought twice, of. "One" gift IS, extremely important, yet few "see". "All", put so much work, to get that one, tool to you !! Yes, that's the beauty, and so Humbling, which, IS, the guiness, of it all, including "just..us"...some might say jesus, too. How to teach a concept, without religious overtones, and battles was the humbling "in depth", "lessons guiness". Rogers was actually very intelligent, if one ever caught wind, of his vocabulary, one could tell, he was from a 'well educated' family. A higher order, "Ordained", yes.

                                        • Janice Tindle
                                          Janice Tindle  1 months back

                                          It’s not in this interview, but in other interview, he tells the story about being in Pittsburgh on an elevator with a man making small talk about the movie. The man gets off the elevator it before the doors close, the an looks at Tom Hanks and says, “ You know, Mr Hanks, we take Mister Rogers very seriously here.” And the doors close. I love that, because we do. I watched Mister Rogers as a girl in the 60s. In many ways it was a scary time because of Vietnam and the Cold War. We had Air Raid Drills in school and had to to file to the fallout shelter. Then, I’d go home and sit in front of television and watch Mister Rogers and all the people in the neighborhood and everything became okay again. I wanted Mister Rogers to be proud of me so I did what he told me to do and I was a very good little girl. Mister Rogers filled in the gaps that our families failed to fill. I think he did that on purpose because he knew that parents were imperfect and they needed his support. He was the third parent. I loved him. I always will because he had a Christ like personality. It is possible to be that good. You just have to decide that is what you want to be.

                                          • 3RayJ3
                                            3RayJ3  1 months back

                                            Twice Savannah Offered herself as a friend to Tom, and both times he went on about something else. Not in my neighborhood. He is no Fred Rodgers.

                                            • Avis Swope
                                              Avis Swope  1 months back

                                              THANK YOU MR HANKS FOR YOUR PORTRAYAL OF MR ROGERS WE LOVE MR ROGERS & MY CHILDREN GREW UP WITH HIS PROGRAM MR ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD.

                                              • She'aShaunna Egling
                                                She'aShaunna Egling  1 months back

                                                I LUV HER STYLE OF INTERVIEWING TOM HANKS! I LUV HER INSIGHTS & HER VULNERABILITY. I LOVE THE ANSWERS TO HER QUESTIONS. I think she is quick-witted. I ADMIRE THE WAY SHE & TOM APPEARED COMFORTABLE WITH EACH OTHER. GREAT, ENJOYABLE INTERVIEW.

                                                • Lisa M. Valdez-Contreras
                                                  Lisa M. Valdez-Contreras  1 months back

                                                  ☀️🧡🌹🕊🙏✝️🙏🕊🌹🧡☀️

                                                  • InHislove
                                                    InHislove  1 months back

                                                    I pray all that see the film will come to know Jesus. God loves you! He is waiting to hang out with you.

                                                    • Timothy Thompson
                                                      Timothy Thompson  1 months back

                                                      Haha Spectacular!!! Tom Hanks Humanitarian Extraordinaire 🙏🏾

                                                      • Tara Charnow
                                                        Tara Charnow  2 months back

                                                        This was such a great interview. Tom is always amazing, but Savannah did an excellent job by asking good questions and letting him speak.

                                                        • Gwarosaur
                                                          Gwarosaur  2 months back

                                                          It just hit me. They both refer to Fred Rogers as "Mr. Rogers". I don't think I have heard them say Fred. That's called Respect. Love you Mr. Rogers.

                                                          • Mister Pfister Ayna Lee
                                                            Mister Pfister Ayna Lee  2 months back

                                                            Back to taking pictures of gloves and random kids shoes...RIP Isaac Kappy

                                                            • Keilah Machelle
                                                              Keilah Machelle  2 months back

                                                              11:30 - Real Talk...this is completely about who Mr. Rogers was. I loved this part so much.

                                                              • OIAI'O Foster
                                                                OIAI'O Foster  2 months back

                                                                Love this interview!!

                                                                • jean anderson
                                                                  jean anderson  2 months back

                                                                  Mr. Rogers was a true Christian! God bless him. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

                                                                  • Judi Howard
                                                                    Judi Howard  2 months back

                                                                    Wonderful movie. Saw it two days ago. I found teardrops coming from my eyes twice. I would recommend it for all adults❣️

                                                                    • Judith Pittman
                                                                      Judith Pittman  2 months back

                                                                      Get rid of beard. Mr Rogers never had one.

                                                                      • Judith Pittman
                                                                        Judith Pittman  2 months back

                                                                        @Joe Feigenbutz Big hairy deal.

                                                                      • Joe Feigenbutz
                                                                        Joe Feigenbutz  2 months back

                                                                        You do realize Tom Hanks is an actor and, he might be preparing for a role that may requires him to have a beard? He's not Mr Rogers.

                                                                    • BarbaraL Lowell
                                                                      BarbaraL Lowell  2 months back

                                                                      Where is Mr. Rogers now when we need him the most? He would be the only person in Hollywood who would be gracious enough to be kind to President Trump. I wish people would get this, the unkindness is heartbreaking.

                                                                      • Teyon Alexander
                                                                        Teyon Alexander  2 months back

                                                                        Did she talk with him about Bosom Buddies though?

                                                                        • Art Apollo
                                                                          Art Apollo  2 months back

                                                                          Tom Hanks seems to be one of the only actors who hasn't let fame go to his head

                                                                          • Lisa M. Altemose
                                                                            Lisa M. Altemose  2 months back

                                                                            Mr. Rogers is timeless and ageless. Though it's aimed at children, to give them validation, to teach them they are special and worthy in life, that they matter, adults can benefit from hearing that message as well. Maybe they didn't hear that enough growing up, or at all, so it's never too late to help someone have a better outlook on their life, to know they matter. I mean really, who WOULDN'T benefit from hearing that? I don't care if you're 3 years old or 103, the message holds just as much weight now as it did 50 years ago.

                                                                            • Rachel Jackson
                                                                              Rachel Jackson  2 months back

                                                                              I totally get Mr Rogers. As I have gotten older I keep my talks to others as a listening tool. I have come to realize that when having conversations there is this competing of getting what you need to say out there to the point that you find yourself talking over each other and the listening is gone. This is when at times leads to arguments. I'm at the point in my life that life is too short to be arguing. I have changed the way I think and have conversations. I feel I am doing pretty good because if I haven't heard it once I have heard it many times on what a great attitude I have and how they enjoyed talking to me. I honestly would stop and think, what are they saying it was kinda shocking to me because I had not thought on how my change would be recognized and in what manner. I have found less stress and find life to be so much calmer...... Love Mr Rogers and we as adults can learn a lot from him!!!!🤗🤗🤗🤗

                                                                              • Suzie
                                                                                Suzie  2 months back

                                                                                Only be so lucky to be thought of as similar to Mr. Rodgers

                                                                                • John Ackerman
                                                                                  John Ackerman  2 months back

                                                                                  Tom Hanks is probably my favorite actor of all time. He totally nailed the role of Mister Rogers in this movie

                                                                                  • Cosplay Zine
                                                                                    Cosplay Zine  2 months back

                                                                                    He was protecting the kids and their mind and ability to learn rather than just being "entertained" by television which was at the time had little focus on education other then the suddlety in stories and the rest was simply for laughs and satyr

                                                                                    • Bill Baldwin
                                                                                      Bill Baldwin  2 months back

                                                                                      Please. Tom Hanks run for president. I pray.

                                                                                      • Joe Feigenbutz
                                                                                        Joe Feigenbutz  2 months back

                                                                                        No he's to left leaning. We need a President that's down the middle.

                                                                                    • Cindy Klenk
                                                                                      Cindy Klenk  2 months back

                                                                                      Even though its not out on Blu Ray until February - I have already bought it - and I'll wait patiently. The world needs Fred Rogers more now than ever. Tom Hanks did a wonderful job. I know its ok to be.... me. I work in information security - and what I truly dislike about it the most is the ugly cynicism. I can't do it any longer - I have to me - and I am music and I am dance..... I'm glad YOU are my neighbor. Peace and Love - ~ Cindy

                                                                                      • S LaRusso
                                                                                        S LaRusso  2 months back

                                                                                        I still need Mr. Rogers and I am 55 years old.

                                                                                        • Shawna Jensen Johnson
                                                                                          Shawna Jensen Johnson  2 months back

                                                                                          Fred Rogers lived a Christlike life. I heard him speak of the Savior in one of his interviews saying the Savior was a teacher. Fred said he loved it when he was commented that he was a teacher. It's all about living a life as close to the Savior as much as we can. The Savior gave us all His greatest example. The more you study the Saviors life and work to emulate Him in your life is the answer to happiness. Having 'JOY' in living true gospel principles is the right path the world will never understand. It is a very personal choice to make. Millions if not billions across the globe have chosen this in their personal lives.

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                                                                                          • Crumbum
                                                                                            Crumbum  2 months back

                                                                                            Tom's interview was great but he is from the older generation. Those of us that grew up with Fred and are now 25, 30, maybe even as old as 40, we get it. Its not meant for adults (now) but we grew with up with him, and we can apply those messages to our kids and community. Mr. Rogers lives on through the new show "Daniel's tiger neighborhood" and I now watch that with my 3 kids. This man made the world a better place and with his help we all can too.

                                                                                            • Christ Victory
                                                                                              Christ Victory  2 months back

                                                                                              Yes, here, here we can change it all with our kindness and love