Twitch announces an 18-day Mister Rogers' Neighborhood marathon

The streaming platform Twitch now has a colorful history in hosting marathons of beloved shows from the past. Some of these being Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting, Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, and even a complete Power Rangers marathon a few months ago.

Twitch is now back with another marathon stream, and this time it's hosting the highly admired kids show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in its entirety. The show originally started airing in 1968, and ran until 2001 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), boasting a whopping 886 episodes.

The Amazon-owned streaming service says the marathon will include many episodes that only received a single airing, as well as episodes that are simply not available for online streaming elsewhere. Viewers in America will be able to donate to their local PBS station via a panel available on the channel itself. Meanwhile, international viewers will have the option to donate to The Fred Rogers Company.

The Mister Rogers' Neighborhood broadcast will begin on May 15 at 12pm PT at the Twitch channel 'MisterRogers', and will continue to run for 18 days consecutively until the end of the 886th episode, sometime on June 3. According to the FAQ posted on the channel, episodes from the show will proceed to air on a regular schedule after the marathon is over as well.

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