When did “Sesame Street” first air? – 2017

When did “Sesame Street” first air?



1969




Just a few months after the first moon landing, documentary producer Joan Ganz Cooney debuted “Sesame Street” on November 10, 1969. The famous children’s show would go on to air worldwide in more than 120 countries, reaching at least 74 million Americans on its way to television lore. It’s estimated the show, which features the likes of Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and Oscar the Grouch, still garners 8 million viewers per week. Source: The History Channel.





Sesame Street is a long-running American children’s television series, produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop) and 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. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.’s national public television provider (PBS) since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.

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