Nobel Peace for Rogers. Made me smile a bit. fuckyeahman: Here are some interesting facts about him, though: He basically saved public television. In 1969 the g Nobel Peace for Rogers Made me smile a bit fuckyeahman: Here are some interesting facts about him though: He basically saved public television In 1969 the g
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Nobel Peace for Rogers

fuckyeahman:
Here are some interesting facts about him, though:
He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government
wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to
Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute
speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the
hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would
have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on
youtube, a video called "Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US
Senate."
Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because,
apparently not getting the ''kindest man who ever lived" memo,
they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers' s
response? He' d pat the target on the shoulder and say, "God
loves you just as you are." Rogers even belonged to a "More
Light" congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian
Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full
participation in the church."
According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a
plain old Impala for years. the day, however, the car was stolen
from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police
report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and
media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car
was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an
apology on the dashboard. It read, " we' d known it was yours,
we never would have taken it."
C) nce, on a fancy trip up to a PBS ’ s house, he heard the
limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted
the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). Do
the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that
they were passing the driver' s home on the way, he asked if they
could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was
one of the best nights of his house supposedly lit up
when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered
with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters,
Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the
rest of his life.
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