Mr Rogers Makes a 20 Million Dollar Sale in 6 Minutes

“This video is a great example of how a sincere sales pitch can do wonders. Background: 1969, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
(CPB) was in danger of getting their funding cut in half by Nixon because of war costs. Watch the effect he has on John O. Pastore, notoriously gruff and impatient.”

I was only briefly aware of this show as it never made it over to the UK, but this was a very moving piece of film – there’s also a PBS tribute video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlTjWUziZhg . What a legacy one person can have.

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