Bernard Bull on the Drive of Mr. Rodgers

You can read the article here. Here are two samplings:

In this interview, Fred describes how his mother dealt with seeing tragedies and unpleasant events on TV. She said to him, “Always look for the helpers.” This means not getting drawn into the depression and darkness of the bad events, but devoting one’s energy to the needs of people in those events

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It is well-known that Fred Rogers was a man of faith and that he had a seminary degree. While he was not explicit about the source of his beliefs and values in his show, they informed the words that chose, the way he treated people, and the type of show that he hosted.

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