Happy 39th Birthday, Sesame Street! On November 10, 1969, the Street first appeared on television, along with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. What a history it’s had, and it’s still going strong. The Sesame Street web site provides a brief history of the show.
Your University Library has resources on this remarkable show, too. A simple search of the Library Catalog for “sesame street” will find titles such as Sesame Street and the reform of children’s television (3rd-floor Main Collection PN1992.77.S43 M67 2006), Children and television: lessons from Sesame Street (3rd-floor Main Collection PN1992.77 .S43 L4), and for fun you can even get The Cookie Monster’s storybook (2nd-floor Curriculum Collection, “Easy” Books, E Kin). A search of the Library’s article databases (such as Academic Search Premier) will find articles such as “The Influence of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on Children’s Social Behavior in the Preschool (Child Development, March 1976, pp. 138-144).
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