I watched Mr. Rogers a lot growing up. This video takes me back but, also, as an adult, it’s amazing to watch him and man oh man… my wife and I watched this, and she put it best: He was such a gentle soul. I love the way the PBS Idea Channel put together this remix (someone there named MelodySheep did it), and they have other remixes from other icons there also!)
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Fred Rogers would never have made it on commercial (or cable) TV. His message was profound and his style was gentle. There wasn’t any room for product placement or tie-ins. THIS is why we need to protect public funding for broadcast TV and radio. The investment is meager (an entire year’s funding is less than 1 fighter jet) and the cost/return ratio is staggeringly positive.
Dana, I couldn’t agree MORE! It’s disappointing when the politicians look for the easy targets to make big deals about, without actually paying attention to the details!