Thursday, January 21, 2010

What We Should Teach Our Children?

This is an inspiring video of Fred Rogers giving testimony to the U.S. Senate in 1969.  In less than six minutes, Mister Rogers convinces Sen. Pastore of the importance of television programming that deals in a healthy way with feelings and emotions, not through violent drama but through every day actions that involve decisions. His moving speech not only gave the self-proclaimed "tough" Senator goose bumps but also led to the rejection of President Nixon's $10 million funding cut. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood would go on to become the second longest running show on PBS, after Sesame Street.



The older I get, the more I appreciate Fred Rogers.



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