The world could use a few more Fred Rogers’
When Mister Rogers was accepted into the TV Hall of Fame, it was arranged for him to be surprised by none other than the child from the previous photo, Jeff Erlanger. Despite Fred having not seen Jeff in some time, he immediately recognized him and rushed the stage — not bothering to let him begin his speech or even use the stairs.
After speaking with Jeff, Fred asked him to remain on the stage to support him while he gave a speech. He closed with this:
Fame is a four-letter word and like tape, or zoom, or face, or pain, or life, or love what ultimately matters is what we do with it. I feel that those of us in television are chosen to be servants. It doesn’t matter what our particular job, we are chosen to help meet the deeper needs of those who watch and listen day and night.