This is a pretty inspiring video clip.
It's a video of Fred Rogers ("Mister Rogers" to most of us) giving a speech to a U.S. Senate committee in 1969. It's amazing the kind of influence such a softspoken man could have, even before he became a household name. Watch until the end - it will make you smile.
Here's the description from YouTube:
"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."
Found via A Family Runs Through It
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