A ray of light
India, Jan. 18 -- This is the story of a true saint, though Fred Rogers would disapprove of that description. It suggests a certain unattainability, which goes against his philosophy. The children's TV host wanted to give his viewers - millions across several decades - ideals they could strive towards. While taping an episode in which he attempted to pitch a tent, for instance, Rogers tried for several minutes before realising he couldn't do it by himself, and insisted on keeping the footage, refusing to rig the tent in advance. His saw his failure as a valuable lesson: "When adults make plans, sometimes they don't turn out the way they'd hoped." Tom Hanks is perhaps the only actor alive who could have played Mr Rogers without making him se...
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