Mr. Rogers speaks to US Senate
by Adam Finley, posted May 26th 2006 7:01AM
Man, I miss Fred Rogers. There are plenty of icons in children's programming, but you were never quite sure if the people you saw on screen were really that kind and nurturing in real life, or if the whole thing was just an act. Rogers, however, was the same kind and avuncular gentleman off camera as well as on camera. I'll admit his show didn't thrill me as a kid the way Sesame Street did, but there was something very genuine and very real about the man. Waxy.org found this clip of Fred Rogers addressing the US Senate in 1969, concerning a proposed endowment for the newly-formed Corporation for Public Broadcasting.