When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Fred Rogers . In a day and age of me people, those who think of themselves, those who flash their personalities on their sleeve, it is refreshing to see a movie about a man who gave little to himself but gave to the enrichment to the lives of the many children he touched. He was a musician, a puppeteer, a clergyman, a producer and mostly, a true iconic humanitarian. He was a man who at times could be controversial but was NOT afraid to talk to children at their level. Weather it was kindness or describing an instrument, or, talking about gay or people of color or religion. Fred Rogers transcended his effort to reach all children. He made them feel better not only to be a child, but he made them feel good about them. He was kind, gentle, bold, loving, personal,all elements that combined together into a special flavor or, if you will an ingredient that made him the man he was. With his passing on February 27, 2003 of stomach cancer, we lost a true companion to our children. Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Duty and all the other shows never struck a nerve like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I was able to interview for my radio show and will never forget his passion and love he showed during the interview. He was the true champion of our children. With all the negatives going on in our society, Mr. Rogers gave all of us hope, love compassion and above all, teaching children about the good things in life while not afraid to teach them with love and trust, the bad. If you get a chance, rent the documentary, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and watch it with your kids. It may teach all of you something to remember. Thank you Fred Rogers for making a difference and for teaching our children values that could be utilized in our crazy world today..
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A student of both famed guitarists Christopher Parkening and Andres Segovia. A Teacher, writer, thinker,and one who tries valiantly to mend the problems of the world. In essence, one who sees fragments of life and through experience, guidance and hope,tries to thread and weave the fabric of subject, idea and situation back to reality.With this then, is what one hopes the reality of this blog will achieve. View all posts by johnbroncofan54