Bonus Episode: François (Officer) Clemmons

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with François Clemmons


Our guest on this special Bonus episode of Welcome To The Neighborhood is François Clemmons (Officer Clemmons) from Mister Rogers Neighborhood     

Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons is an Afro-American singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer. He is perhaps best known for his appearances as Officer Clemmons on the PBS television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993. For 25 years, Clemmons performed the role of Officer Clemmons, a friendly neighborhood policeman, in the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe” on the children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In the neighborhood itself, Clemmons ran a singing and dance studio located in the building diagonally across from Mr. Rogers’ house. As “Officer Clemmons”, he became one of the first African Americans to have a recurring role on a kids’ TV series. 



Buy François Clemmons New Book: Officer Clemmons: A Memoir

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Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

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