Rogers advocated for increased support of public broadcasting by explaining that the ‘inner drama of childhood’ was far more fascinating than violence.

Rogers: “I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.”

Pastore: “Do you narrate [the show]?”

Rogers: “I’m the host, and I do all the puppets, and I write all the music, and I write all the scripts.”

Pastore: “I’m supposed to be a really tough guy, and this is the first time I’ve had goosebumps in the past two days.”


President Nixon: How many did we kill in Laos? …

National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger: In the Laotian thing, we killed about ten, fifteen [thousand].

Nixon: See, the attack in the North [Vietnam] that we have in mind … power plants, whatever’s left – POL [petroleum], the docks … And, I still think we ought to take the dikes out now. Will that drown people?

Kissinger: About two hundred thousand people.

Nixon: No, no, no, I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry?

Kissinger: That, I think, would just be too much.

Nixon: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you? … I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes.

—   White House tape recordings, April 25, 1972. Source.