Thursday, June 15, 2006

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Why link to this video of Mr. Rogers speaking at a Senate hearing in 1969? Because it's a passionate defense of an earlier educational technology, and of good teaching in general. He talks quite emotionally about offering an "expression of care" to children as the main purpose of his show. The gruff senator warms up throughout and says at one point that he's got goosebumps. Mr. Rogers' response:
"Well, I'm grateful, not only for your goosebumps, but for your interest in our kind of communication."
Fascinating stuff.

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