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20 life lessons from Mister Rogers

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"I got into television because I saw people throwing pies in each other's faces, and that's such demeaning behavior. And if there's anything that bothers me, it's one person demeaning another."

Roger's had a strong opinion about the type of programming that was shown on television, especially for children. During his appearance before the United States Senate, Rogers said that a program that shows two men working out their anger together is much more dramatic than a gun firing.

The first time Rogers' saw a television set during his senior year of college, he knew it could be used for a greater good.

"Those of us in broadcasting have a special calling to give whatever we feel is the most nourishing that we can for our audience," Rogers said. "We are servants of those who watch and listen."

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Nobody is perfect. Dis-ease's are contagious. Cure then with the three gifts you can give and still keep. Your smile, your heart and your word. Forgiveness is more for the giver to move into the future than the trespasser.

Anonyme
Orem, UT

I had a feeling the name Rogers was going to give you trouble. On the second page, you have "Rogers's had a strong opinion . . ." Then you have "Rogers' saw a television set . . ." Also, it's "Emmys," not "Emmy's."

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Funny, in the last election cycle we kept hearing from one of the parties, that Mr Rogers and PBS was a communist plot that should receive no funding.
Yet in reality Mr Rogers did far more for children than that party ever has.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

Many childhood hours were spent watching and learning from this great man. Thanks Fred Rogers for imparting your wisdom.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Mr. Rogers had quite a background. Wasn't he a Navy Seal and wore the sweater to cover up his tattoos? Just amazing that such a tough guy could interact with children so well.

JohnTanner
Orem, UT

I loved growing up watching Mister Rogers, and I am very happy that his legacy lives on and that my kids can watch Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and learn some of these same great lessons.

Rocky Mtn Lady
Columbus, MS

To bad your web master had to flip the article from Mr. Rogers 20 Life's Lessons to introduce the Jazz.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

No he was not a seal, nor a marine sharpshooter; no tattoos. He was an ordained minister and a lifelong broadcaster for the children's show. Not a mean bone in his body.

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