Mister Rogers Testifying Before Congress in 1969


Fascinating clip.

This is an video clip of the exchange between Mr. Rogers and Senator Pastore, head of the hearing. Senator Pastore starts out very abrasive and by the time Mr. Rogers is done talking, Senator Pastore’s inner child has heard Mr. Rogers and agreed with him.


  1. Fred Rogers’ television show was brilliant. He was actually very esteemed in the feild of child developmental psychology. His show was not designed to distract and entertain children, but rather to help the grow and develop.

  2. I think that this video ought to be seen by anybody who watched Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as a child. Not only does it make a very fitting tribute to his memory, but also shows that he could reach out not only to children but to old men as well. Kudos.

  3. Good man… A damn good man. I’ve not felt so good this whole week as I did watching that clip. Brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Why aren’t we all champions of simple truths like Fred Rogers? What an amazing, caring, supportive and kind world we’d live in. His ideal Neighborhood could be our home today.

  5. I grew up in Australia, so never saw his show, however I was so moved by this. Tremendously moving stuff.

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