Mister Rogers Goes to Washington - With 20 Million Dollars at Stake

In 1969 the U.S. Senate held hearings on the funding for the newly formed Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The original twenty-million-dollar grant was in jeopardy.
President Richard Nixon wanted the original amount cut in half.

On the last of the day of the hearings
Fred Rogers stated his case.

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Comment by Hooper on May 10, 2014 at 4:17pm

This is an amazing thing. 

Comment by Michael B. on May 7, 2014 at 11:51pm

A true American Treasure.

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