Mr. Rogers Talks the U.S. Out of $20 Mil

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. Witness the exchange between Mr. Rogers and Senator Pastore as Rogers works his magic and gets the $20 million. Amazing. (More on Fred Rogers)