Today in History: Sesame Street Debuts

| November 10, 2017

171106_News_219x365On 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.

The following articles are selected from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.


Check out these works, including dissertations, relating to Sesame Street that are held by the Gottesman Libraries.

Watch a wide variety of Sesame Street videos on Sesame Studios.


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