The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers Through the Eyes of Max King with David Hartman and Dr. Junlei Li

Maxwell King, David Hartman and Dr. Junlei Li
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
7:30  p.m.
Fred M. Rogers Center

Author Maxwell King will be the next speaker in the Saint Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Campus of Saint Vincent College. The title of his talk is: The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers Through the Eyes of Max King with David Hartman and Dr. Junlei Li. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

Just as Fred Rogers carried on a conversation with his viewers during each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, this Threshold Series presentation will be a conversation, featuring Maxwell King, author of the new Fred Rogers biography “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers,” with Good Morning America host David Hartman and Harvard professor and Fred Rogers Center senior fellow Junlei Li, who focuses on applying Fred’s lessons in the real world.

Admission is free of charge for the presentation, however all seats are reserved and admission will be by ticket only. Requests for reservations may be made online at or by phone at 724-805-2177. Please note that tickets will be held at the box office for pickup when you arrive for the presentation; no tickets are mailed in advance. Tickets not claimed by 7:10 p.m. will be released.

News Release

The popular Threshold Series was established by the College in 1981 through a grant from the McKenna Foundation of Latrobe to provide a public forum for presentations by distinguished speakers.

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The Threshold Series

Threshold logoSaint Vincent College established the Threshold Series in 1981 when the Kennametal Foundation of Latrobe made a substantial grant to the College for the creation of an ongoing series of lectures and cultural events.

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Previous Speakers

Threshold logoPrevious Threshold speakers have included:

  • Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.
  • Carl Sagan
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Claire Bloom
  • Alex Haley
  • Lt. General James A. Abrahamson
  • Stephen F. Cohen
  • Ralph Nader
  • Robert Jarvik
  • Michael Medved
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
  • Harold S. Kushner
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Archduke Rudolph of Austria
  • Roger Cossack
  • Heinz-Joachim Fischer
  • Jerome Oetgen
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Colleen Carroll Campbell
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Steven Johnson