Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

August 27, 2007

Fred Rogers 1969 Senate Testimony

Filed under: culture, history, politics — codesmithy @ 7:47 am

This is off of digg. Richard Nixon proposed cuts to PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Fred Rogers appeared to challenge the cuts. Below is video of his testimony.

This kind of exchange is embedded in the mystique of the U.S. system. A passionate individual who sways a smug and no nonsense Senator with the power of their argument. Although, the champion of such actions is Ralph Nader. I don’t know to what extent this is possible anymore. According to documentary, “Why We Fight” and reinforced by the various media blitzes I have seen orchestrated over the past four years, much of the government policy apparatus is vestigial. Think tanks devise strategies, legislation, talking points, and coordinate the media blitzes. It is sad really, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the amazing talent in this country. It only serves to impoverish ourselves.


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