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.”
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