I have a "YouTube" show that I put on for visitors.
The show evolves—the George W. Bush impression that seemed hilarious in 2006 is past the point now; and even shut-ins have by now seen that thing with the guy juggling to the Beatles—and I show different people different stuff.
For instance, I show parents the Mom song.
Old married couples get John Prine and Iris DeMent singing "In Spite of Ourselves."
Chicagoans, journalists and boozers get the video of Mike Royko talking about softball at the Billy Goat Tavern.
Golfers and Scotsmen get the Robin Williams routine about the invention of golf.
But there’s one video I show all my guests, because, more than even the Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" speech—people have to be pretty drunk to let me put them through that—these seven minutes demonstrate everything I think I know about communication: Why it works, how it works, when it works.
It’s Fred Rogers, in the year I was born, taking on a crusty, showboating senator to secure funding despite proposed cuts by President Nixon. Have a look—and then paste in the link to your favorite YouTube delight, communication or otherwise.