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Watch Mr. Rogers say goodbye to TV in this tear-jerking video

Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mr. Rogers, was one of the most beloved children’s television hosts of all time. His show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, which debuted in 1968, had a positive impact on millions of children and adults, teaching his viewers invaluable lessons in patience and compassion. The show remains one of the most loved shows in TV history, with many people still able to recall the effect that Mr. Rogers’ gentle demeanor had on their development. In addition to spreading happiness and understanding, Fred Rogers was an incredible human who worked hard for the things he believed in, advocating for issues such as education for children, PBS funding, and testifying in court in favor of home recording so that families could watch his show when it was convenient for them to do so.
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Picture power: The harrowing photos that helped end child labor in the US

“I wanted to show the thing that had to be corrected: I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated.” — Lewis Hine

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Although some few laws and restrictions existed beforehand, the turn of the 20th century saw a striking rise in child labor in the United States, with an estimated 1 in 6 children between the ages of 5 and 10 being engaged in “gainful occupations”. This trend alarmed many Americans, and thus began a decades-long struggle to end child labor. Photographer Lewis Hine was a driving force in the struggle, documenting child labor all over the country and giving a face to the cause.

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