Remember Officer Clemmons singing on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?

As we celebrate the life and career of Mister Rogers on Mountain Lake PBS this week, with airings of “Mister Rogers:  It’s You I Like,” we’ve uncovered this gem from the Mountain Lake PBS archives.  Producer Paul Larson interviewed Francois Clemmons at Middlebury College, where the artist in residence would entertain with opera and spiritual songs. Clemmons retired in 2013.

This archival segment from “Art Express” was produced in 2004.  “Mister Rogers:  It’s You I Like” airs on Mountain Lake PBS Thursday, March 8 at 2am, Saturday, March 10 at 10am, and Sunday, March 11 at 6:30pm.