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Mr. Rogers speaks to US Senate

by Adam Finley, posted May 26th 2006 7:01AM
Mr. RogersMan, 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.

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I saw Mr. Rogers on the streets and in stores in Pittsburgh many times, and he was very real. He was as nice to people in real life as he was on the show. That wasn't an act, it was him. His wife was equally nice, if not moreso.

May 26 2006 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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