Mr. Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommitte on Communications (1969)

This is Mr. Rogers’ testimony before the US Senate in 1969 as Lord Voldemort- I mean, Richard Nixon, sought to drastically cut funding for public television.
This has been posted elsewhere before, I believe on Boingboing, but I found it again on Good and yet again it put a lump squarely in my throat. Mr. Rogers is such a True American Hero that his profile should be on American currency. In an age of cynicism and practiced ironic emotional distance, we as a culture desperately need more men like Fred Rogers. Long after Machiavel’ian archvillians such as Nixon are long forgotten, surely the legacy of real men like Fred Rogers will live on.

“Looks like you just earned the 20 million dollars”


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