Today I was thinking about Fred Rogers, and how special Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was.
More than anything, I was thinking about how so many of today's children will never know who he was. That's sad.
There are countless shows geared at children today, including some very high quality shows, but there's a big hole in children's television where Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood once stood.
So many of today's children's shows are the product of two distinct factories of thought... entertainment or purely academic education. These shows are formulated and tested by focus groups that end up producing a highly polished, but watered down message. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that children have a lot more diversity of characters, and they gain as much watching TV as they would in... [More]
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