Growing up in Wonder View right across the Susquehanna river from Bloomsburg, PA we didn’t have cable TV … we got the standard package of over the air staples — ABC, CBS, NBC, and my favorite, PBS. Back in the 70’s TV was a little different than it is today. There wasn’t time shifting, NFL Sunday Tickets, high definition channels, or anything like that … it was simple and it actually had some serious educational value. Everyday my parents would drop me off at an older couple’s home while they went to work at Bloomsburg University. In the evenings I would come home and play down in the lower level of our bi-level all the while watching and listening to Sesame Street, the Electric Company, and Zoom … but the real highlight of the day was always Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Usually it would be on during dinnertime and my Mom would come down and shovel the food into my mouth as I watched him take me through a wonderful half hour of learning. Wonderful memories that were brought back to me by watching the clip below from a 1969 Congressional Hearing on the original funding for public broadcasting. If you were ever a child, or have one this is a must watch. The world needs more neighborhoods run by Mr. Rogers.