The United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications had one very special guest in 1969: Fred Rogers. He came asking for government funding to support PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after then-President Richard Nixon had attempted to slash it significantly. It’s a wonderful bit of video:
Mister Rogers spoke out on behalf of America’s children:
“There is something deep inside that helps us become what we can. For a girl can be someday a lady and a boy can be someday a man.”
The United States and our allies have agreed to extend talks with Iran over the future of their nuclear program....I plan to continue to lead the effort in the Senate to support the negotiations and urge my colleagues to resist efforts to pass new sanctions …
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