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Today in History: Sesame Street Debuts 

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 …

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The Waning of the Public and Privatithing [sic] 

Roderick’s mention of Henry Giroux’s article Youth, higher education and the crisis of the public time: educated hope and the possibility of a democratic future from Social Identities is duly noted.   Earlier, I had posted on a book on the corporatization of art and privatization of culture.  I am bemused however, by the the …

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