PITTSBURGH, PA (January 14, 2021) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on the death of Joanne Rogers:
"Through her grace, humor and down-to-earth demeanor Joanne Rogers personified what we love about the City of Pittsburgh. As the partner of Fred Rogers for a half-century she helped champion his good works to a global audience, and remained committed to his vision and to this city after his passing.
She was always there when we needed her. I and countless others, from every walk of life, were humbled to call her a friend."