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Mr. Rogers' Wife Unveils New Portrait Of Her Late Husband

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Joanne Rogers, widow of Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers, unveiled a brand new portrait of her late husband.

Joanne is showed off the mixed-media portrait of Fred Rogers, who was loved by Pittsburghers as well as children across the county, on Thursday.

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Posted by KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 26, 2019

The reveal took place at 5:30 p.m. at WQED Concourse on Fifth Avenue, where "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was filmed.

The new piece shows a photo of Fred Rogers holding up a mirror, surrounded by a collage.

Mr. Rogers, who always preached kindness and showing compassion towards your neighbor, passed away in 2003.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

An artist from Nashville used several items from the Fred Rogers Archive to make the portrait, including a pair of glasses that Mr. Rogers wore.

People walking by the portrait should look closely: "There's a nice picture of Fred, who's chubby in his chubby days down here, with a hat on," Joanne said.

The portrait will be on display to the public at WQED until Dec. 18.

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