When he was a child, Fred Rogers spent several summers in a kind of quarantine. That experience helped shape the future pioneer of children’s television. Roberta Schomberg, a friend and colleague of Mister Rogers, told InsideEdition.com that Rogers had hay fever and breathing problems as a boy. “He couldn't really be outside. During those times when he was often alone, he turned to his imaginary friends and he turned to his puppets as ways to entertain himself and to create stories,” she said.