For everyone who parents with a careful eye to the TV (or no TV) and for everyone else who feels that you really can't go wrong with as many logged hours of viewership as possible - this clip is for us all. Because no matter where we stand in the constant war of "mom vs. cable" we probably all have the same sunshiny feelings about a few kid's shows: Sesame Street, The Muppets and Mr. Rogers brought to us courtesy of Public Television. Because no matter what our kids are watching we certainly can't deny that the images have power.
This clip of Mr. Rogers pleading for funding before the US Senate, on behalf of children everywhere, is moving to say the least. His commitment to taking a little bit of decency into a child's life every day is truly a beautiful thing: