May 25, 2006

Mr. Rogers Goes to The Senate 1969

"In 1969 the US Senate
had a hearing on funding the newly developed Corporation for Public
Broadcasting. The proposed endowment was $20 million, but President
Nixon wanted it cut in half because of the spending going on in the
Vietnam War. This is an video clip of the exchange between Mr. Rogers
and Senator Pastore, head of the hearing. Senator Pastore starts out
very abrasive and by the time Mr. Rogers is done talking, Senator
Pastore's inner child has heard Mr. Rogers and agreed with him."

See Clip here (YOUTUBE)


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