News Display: Sesame Street Debuts
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 1/2017
Uploaded: 11/21/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Alphabet, children's television, New York City, public broadcasting, Sesame Street

Description/Abstract: News Display: Sesame Street Debuts, Friday, 11/10

On November 10, 1969 Sesame Street debuted on public broadcasting stations. Conceived by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, this educational and entertaining television show, complete with puppets (known as Muppets designed by Jm Henson) living in a fictional New York City neighborhood, sought to prepare young children for school, by presenting the alphabet and how to count. Sesame Street has earned over eight Grammys and one hundred Emmys, surpassing all other children's shows, as it moves with the times and reaches its 47th season in 2017.

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