Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Critical Moment

In 1969, President Richard Nixon had proposed significant cuts to funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On May 1, 1969, the amazing Fred Rogers went before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications to ask them to reconsider. I have watched this clip several times and without fail, it leaves me a bit teary-eyed as I sit in admiration of Mr. Rogers and all that he stood for. He never wavered in his convictions. I am so thankful that he didn't.

*This post is part of the Watercooler Wednesday blog carnival.