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Tom Hanks and Mr. Rogers Share DNA?

Featured on Snopes today: Are Tom Hanks and Mr. Rogers related? Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman? A NYC restaurant serving human flesh?

Published Nov 22, 2019

A few days before the release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the anticipated movie in which Tom Hanks portrays the beloved television host Fred Rogers, a representative for Ancestry.com told CBS News that the two men were related.

Tom Hanks and Mr. Rogers born of the same bloodline? Could such a marvelous genealogical coincidence be true? Was it just a stunt to promote the new film? Or are casting directors getting overly serious about finding actors with convincing resemblances to their roles?

Dan Evon took a closer look.

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