There have been manyawesomeresponses to Mitt Romney's cavalier disregard for PBS. But as awesome as they all are, I can't help but miss Fred Rogers, who was arguably the most effective advocate PBS ever had. There are people in the world who say that the simple values espoused on children's television are not applicable in the real world. Fred Rogers proved them wrong:
It seems like a scene from a Frank Capra movie, but it really happened. He went before that subcommittee and he spoke to that chairman in the exact same way that he spoke to the children in his television audience. And it worked.