Mr. Rogers: Jedi mind control master

In 1969 the US Senate had a hearing on funding the newly developed Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The proposed endowment was $20 million, but President Nixon wanted it cut in half because of the spending going on in the Vietnam War. 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.

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Author: Chris Barrus

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2 thoughts on “Mr. Rogers: Jedi mind control master”

  1. Fascinating to watch and observe the effect, both on the senator and on myself. . .a strangely compelling quality to his voice. It puts me in mind of the biblical injunction (that I constantly forget): “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1

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