try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows

my grandmother maintained that it was not the river that saved them, rather it was an idea

MisterRogers appears before the US Senate in 1969 to try to stop funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting being cut in half by the Nixon government:




Watch this all the way through, it's worth it.


The Senate chairman is Democrat John O. Pastore from Rhode Island.

Apparently MisterRogers affected everyone he met in a similar way. He always ended his program by saying, "You’ve made this day a special day by just your being you." He certainly provided an incredible example of doing just that in front of the Nixon Senate.

Let all the dreamers wake the nation, indeed. *loves*
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