Saturday, September 23, 2006

Mr. Rogers Goes to Washington

Mr. Rogers humility, creative genius and, most of all, his deep and abiding compassion for children shines in this amazing clip. He succeeded in gaining the funding he sought for public television.

I watched PBS's children's programming the other day and found it had become what Mr. Rogers aptly termed "animated bombardment" — though I will say in the network's defense that I didn't see the cartoons' characters "bop somebody over the head," as Mr. Rogers noted other cartoons' characters do.