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AudibleNod t1_j6oavui wrote

Minow called commercial programming a 'vast wasteland'. This led to Congress forming PBS some time later.


bolanrox t1_j6ocu3w wrote

then Fred Rogers had to save it from Congress (or was it the senate)?


RandoCalrissian11 t1_j6onx3s wrote

The Senate is part of Congress


CrypticHandle t1_j6p5g34 wrote

And this answer is didactic. Common usage for much of the country is to use the title "Congress" to refer solely to the House of Representatives. Technically inaccurate, but so are terms like "hot water heater." But you knew that already 'cause you're so much smarter than the rest of us, right?


FaxMentis t1_j6pf2de wrote

> And this answer is didactic.

While you're correct that it's didactic, you probably mean "pedantic".

And this comment is didactic, pedantic, and ironic!


RandoCalrissian11 t1_j6pf3no wrote

No; Nobody refers to Congress as The House of Representatives unless they are as uneducated as you. Congress is a bicameral system. That’s taught in elementary school if you are lucky; middle school if you are not, and again in high school if you aren’t paying attention.

Fred Rogers knew that, and so should you.