In 1997, Fred Rogers was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys. His acceptance speech is one of the most gentle, moving, humble, and powerful statements I've seen in a long time. Even the way he accepts the award from Tim Robbins -- in a gentle, curious manner, just standing back and calmly smiling at the crowd -- it's amazing. As the clip ends, his standing ovation begins.
From Esquire, an account of the moment:
[Mister Rogers] went onstage to accept Emmy's Lifetime... READ ON