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How Mister Rogers changed the life of Atlanta writer Tom Junod

Portraying Mister Rogers, a jaunty Tom Hanks tosses a loafer in the air. That’s the image featured in ads for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But the movie isn't about Mister Rogers. It’s about Lloyd Vogel, a fictionalized character based on Atlanta writer Tom Junod.
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Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: The Second Amendment workplace, remembering Bankroll Fresh, and the future of Black Lives Matter

The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Atlanta Magazine May 1996

Atlanta at 35: A rollicking, outrageous, loving history of the magazine

Written for our 35th anniversary in 1996: In the beginning was Townsend. He hit Atlanta like a force of nature; ebullient, cherub face, buzz-cut hair, and calling everyone "Dear Heart."

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