Learning About Storytelling From Mr. Rogers

I just ran across this video essay and wanted to share it. If you’re like me, you’re interested in how the craft of storytelling is developed. You might not have considered Mr. Rogers to be a master storyteller, but he was actually very good at that job.

As the filmmaker says, his storytelling reflects a sincere desire to communicate between one person to another. You can’t be a good storyteller unless you’re willing to be open with your listeners, be vulnerable to them. That was a key takeaway, and I wanted to share that with you because I know you’re looking for ways to develop your craft, too.