Mister Rogers has become a symbol of kindness, empathy, and understanding. Tim Madigan, who wrote I’m Proud of You: Life Lessons from My Friend Fred Rogers, says that the person on the TV screen was indeed the real Mister Rogers; and when he spoke to adults, Fred’s spirituality, depth, intellect, and almost superhuman ability to be attentive and honest was readily apparent.
In a world where polite discourse has too often devolved into shouting, and where those with whom we disagree are considered enemies, the messages offered by Fred Rogers are more important than ever. With that in mind, Scott spoke with Tim Madigan about his own experiences with Mister Rogers, and what we can all learn from him and from his example.
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