Fans of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” got a special treat Wednesday afternoon when they got to hear from cast member David Newell, aka Mr. McFeely, the Speedy Delivery man.
Newell traveled from Pittsburgh to Moosic for the event, hosted by WVIA at Cinemark 20 and XD. He introduced the film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and then met with audience members, signed autographs and took photos afterward.
The film stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers and Matthew Rhys as a magazine journalist tasked with profiling the longtime children’s television star. Newell has a cameo during a restaurant scene in the movie, which is based on a true story.
Watch some of Newell’s chat with the audience on the Access NEPA YouTube channel and below.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest