Today, I want to focus on something Fred Rogers said during his testimony to congress in 1969 about the importance of funding public broadcasting. If you haven't seen this video, you really should:
This is where Mr. Rogers talks about the essential reasons for what he does. At about 3:57, he sums it up thusly:
"I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health."