PBS Funding-Fred Rogers Defending PBS To The United States Senate In 1969

In 1969, Fred Rogers(aka Mister Rogers) appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to issue a public statement. It happened to be filmed and is the video embedded above. His goal that day was to support funding for PBS, in response to significant proposed cuts by then sitting President Nixon.

He isn't around any longer to fight for his life's work or for PBS(he died in 2003), but those of us that grew up with him on the television screen are. We need to to be his voice, his voice of reason, and keep Public broadcasting alive and well funded. Follow the link below to find out what you can do.