Watch Mr. Rogers' wonderful show for adults from 1978


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#2

What an incredible talent to develop; Fred Rogers could just make people want to talk about themselves with an incredible lack of self-consciousness. Like “oh, ego isn’t going to work on this guy, guess I’d better play it as straight as possible.”


#3

Definitely want to give this a watch! He was an amazing man, and a bodhisattva for our times, IMO.


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I’m laying down in bed at my Airbnb, window open to the canopy of the French planted plaza in this cool/warm Mexico City air- agog at the humanity and clairity of the show you linked. What a conversation! What a keen kind mind!

Thank you for sharing this today- how weird wonderful that we can hear the thoughts of the far away and departed this way.


#5

This is fascinating. Not only Rogers’ natural interviewing technique, but the photography and editing choices that reflect his compassion and empathy for and quiet and genuine interest in his subjects.

I wasn’t expecting to watch the whole thing, but it was mesmerising.

And when Rogers finally speaks more than a few words, turning it into a dialogue, he bloody nails it. Right to heart of the matter, putting everything in context.

I want to track down the Milton Berle episode, because that guy was a notoriously difficult and mean-spirited interview subject – the anti-Fred Rogers in many ways.


#6

Mr. Rogers, please come back, we need you.


#7

Given that he was a lifelong Republican (nobody’s perfect, I guess) it makes me wonder how he would cope with today’s political climate.


#8

He would be called “ low-energy” and “constantly failing.”


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How’d the timing of that line up with the Southern Strategy? (I’m not all that clued-in on how the Republicans were before that, but it seems like a pretty big heel turn)


#10

After months of long-distance pleading for family to go see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” I got my mother and sister to watch by offering to pay for a view-on-demand during a holiday visit. They loved it, and I’m going to forward this link to them.

I was recently re-acquainted to the term, and immediately thought “Mr. Rogers.”

If he was, he’s reincarnated somewhere and is out there helping.


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