I never liked Rogers and I never could stand Tom Hanks.
Didn’t allow Mr. Rogers TV show in my house - a full grown man continually invited young children into his house..... hmmmmm. Then he gets visits from his friend Mr. McFeely. Why would they name the postman Mr. McFeely? To make kids think having a grown man feel them was alright? Having gone through the horror of a neighbor molesting one of my children, this show put out red flags.
The real Mr. Rogers was a really nice guy and a minister. He was attempting to live the gospels. Those who used to see him around town had nothing but good things to say about him (even the guy who stole his car).