"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." (The World According to Mister Rogers)
"such a wonderful man...the world was blessed "
Over a career stretching back more than 40 years, Lily Tomlin has established herself as one of the legends of American comedy. With an astonishing body of work, from Laugh In to Sesame Street, from the movie Nashville, to the TV series The West Wing, Lily Tomlin's characters have consistently shone light on the human heart.
For all the roads we choose to travel, and even those we don't, Fred Rogers has an observation, a story, some insights to share. Whether you're facing graduation, a new job, a new baby, marriage, any change in your life, expected or not, the wisdom that Mister Rogers offers can contribute mightily to the grace with which you handle the change. It all comes down to knowing we're valuable, and that we're worthy of that value. As Fred would say, "You don't have to be anything more than who you are right now."
Comedian and radio personality George Bettinger talked with Emmy-winning actress-comedienne Lilly Tomlin (Laugh-In) just after she received her Kennedy Center Honors Award. Tomlin, who currently stars opposite Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston in the hit Netflix original series Grace and Frankie, is just one of 10 rare and unedited celebrity interviews in this collection.