*Mister Rogers Raises 20 Million $$$ in 6 Minutes
August 25, 2007
A wonderful illustration of You Don’t Have To Be Good Just Be Real
Background: 1969, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
(CPB) was in danger of getting their funding cut in half by
Nixon because of war costs.
So the CPB calls in Mr. Rogers to testify before the Senate.
He delivers an emotional 6-minute pitch. Watch the effect he
has on John O. Pastore, notoriously gruff and impatient.