Sesame Street

Show Premise: 

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, animation, short films, humor, and cultural references.

Production History: 

The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high ratings.

The show has undergone significant changes throughout its history. The format of Sesame Street consists of a combination of commercial television production elements and techniques which have evolved to reflect the changes in American culture and the audience's viewing habits. With the creation of Sesame Street, producers and writers of a children's television show used, for the first time, educational goals and a curriculum to shape its content. It was also the first time a show's educational effects were studied.

By its 40th anniversary in 2009, Sesame Street was the fifteenth-highest rated children's television show in the United States. A 1996 survey found that 95% of all American preschoolers had watched the show by the time they were three years old. In 2008, it was estimated that 77 million Americans had watched the series as children. As of 2014, Sesame Street has won 159 Emmy Awards and 8 Grammy Awards—more than any other children's show.

Contact:Mailing: 

Sesame Workshop
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Twitter: 
@sesamestreet

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Submitted by Tammy (not verified) on

I can not believe that you would actually use a beloved child character as a political weapon! My future purchases for my Grandchildren will not be anything sesame Street. This whole political issue is out of control and to drag children into it is disgusting and uncalled for! When anyone uses a child as a weapon for personal or political gain is the lowest form of a human, they're not even human and in my opinion is child abuse.

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