In 1969, the US Senate held a hearing regarding the funding of the newly founded Corporation for Public Broadcasting. They were in danger of getting their proposed budget slashed drastically. Fortunately, they had a secret weapon - a man not widely known at the time, whose name was Fred Rogers.
Senator John Pastore, who chaired the committee, had a reputation as a gruff, crusty man, and as Mr. Rogers makes his statement, it's a wonder to watch the shell fall off the senator and reveal the tenderness inside.
Why did I just get a sudden craving for crab meat?