Inspiration from Mr. Rogers

March 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm 4 comments

Last week would have been Mr. Rogers 80 birthday.  Philadelphia asked everyone to wear their favorite sweaters in remembrance of him. 

In viewing a few videos, I ran across this video that left me hopeful and inspired.  I hope you find it worth your time. 

“Mr. Rogers Talks to the US Senate”

I’m interested in your response…what do you take away from it?

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  • 1. mandythompson  |  March 25, 2008 at 8:14 am

    “bombardment” = i’m thinking Mr. Rogers was a prophet!

    meaningful expression of care – concern for mental health – feeling of control – wow. he’s brilliant…

    i’m so thankful that the senator gave him the $$. i grew up watching Mr. Rogers – his show was one of my favorites. i just thought it was entertainment. looking back as an adult, i know it was much more than that.

  • 2. "Maggie"  |  March 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I know. It’s great looking back to see how children’s programming has been impacted positively due to the influence of that time period. Though his show no longer airs, we see Disney in the mornings picking up that pace, and Nick Jr. All of those were positive, though animated.

    Thanks for watching it. His gentle tenacity was so inspiring!

  • 3. Misty  |  March 25, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    i have goosebumps too. i loved mr rogers when i was little. i miss him.

  • 4. Kevin Eby  |  March 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    In college, I had a poster of Mister Rogers hanging in my dorm room because so many people made fun of him. He understands what is important in life. Most people just don’t understand

    Bill Cosby also made great use of television to teach, help, serve and inspire.

    Does that exist today?

    Looking back at a budget of $6,000 for two minutes of “bombardment” that was starting in 1969, I start to wonder whether I have been bombarded away from understanding what is important in life anymore.

    Watching this video was worth every bit of my time.

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