Christ I am so jaded and cynical now I was waiting for this to turn dark halfway through.
Fred Rogers is the last beacon of hope for humanity and pure innocence at this point. That there could be a man who was just genuinely all around good, well-intentioned, loved children and children's well-being but never secretly touched any of the children. I'm so glad that's real and goddamit, I want it to keep being real. How bad off are we that the simple presentation of a guy being NICE has ignited this ulcer grinding fear in my gut that one day, any day now there's gonna be a Twitter bomb drop. That's why this documentary to me is both terribly needed and a terrible idea. Keep the magic alive, Fred. Be one of the good ones, Fred.
His defense or funding for his show against the Senate always brings a tear to my eye
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I pirated a ton of the show for my two year old, and now he won't watch anything else. It's also the only screentime that I think out-performs me as a parent.
This guy and his beautiful perspective on children is one of the better parts of humanity. I always had this crazy fantasy that both he and Carl Sagan could have collaborated to lead a movement to better us as a species.
I'm not someone who very often believes in "blessings" and the cosmology that that implies, but I am certain that we were blessed to grow up during a time when Fred Rogers had the opportunity to broadcast on TV.
I grew up in Northern Vermont so was able to watch plenty of Canadian TV. Mr. Dressup and Friendly Giant were two huge favorites of mine. I had no clue Dressup and Rogers knew each other well in real life.
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