The children should never be excluded from what I am doing and should never have the feeling of being part of an audience.
Instructions to director Peter Birch on the format of Captain Kangaroo, as quoted in "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76" in The New York Times (24 January 2004)
We have respect for our audience. ... We operate on the conviction that it is composed of young children of potentially good taste, and that this taste should be developed.Bob Keeshan
It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think it just as important that we prepare people for the definition of being gentle. ... for so many years gentle has been equated with weakness but it requires more strength to be gentle. So it's the every day encounters of life that I think we prepare children for and prepare them to be good to other people and to consider other people.Bob Keeshan
One of the big secrets of finding time is not to watch television.Bob Keeshan
Children don't drop out of high school when they are 16, they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official.Bob Keeshan