The Morality of Mister Rogers - Sightings (Martin Marty)
In an age of growing incivility and discontent, the voice of Mr. Rogers is making an appearance. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood came on to the scene a bit too late for my early TV watching. It was Captain Kangaroo not Mr. Rogers that spoke to my generation. But Mr. Rogers made his mark, bringing a gentle spirit that was rooted in his own Presbyterian ministerial background. Martin Marty invites us to consider his legacy, as revealed in a recent op-ed piece by David Brooks, that points to Fred Rogers' deeply moral message that could speak to conservative evangelicals and secular liberals. I invite your thoughts, especially if Mr. Rogers influenced your upbringing.