He always was a hero. Now, people are recognizing that we need more heroes like Fred Rogers. If anybody deserves his own stamp, it’s him.
Fred Rogers was a champion for children’s television and wrote the music for his TV show, Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. He was also an ordained minister and obtained a pilot’s license while still in high school. Some other things I learned about him from Wikipedia are that he was “red-green color blind,” swam every day, and he was a vegetarian on ethical grounds.
AND they’re making a movie about him starring Tom Hanks!
In the following video, Fred Rogers is testifying in the 1969 Senate Hearing on behalf of public funding for children’s television.
Here’s an excerpt:
“If we… can make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable we will have done a great service for mental health. I think that it’s much more dramatic that two men could be working out their feelings of anger, much more dramatic than showing something of gunfire. I’m constantly concerned about what our children are seeing.” ___ Mr. Fred Rogers
That’s my good news offering for today.
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