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This Day in History: 'Sesame Street' Debuts

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This Day in History: , 'Sesame Street' Debuts .
November 10, 1969.
'Sesame Street' was created by former public television documentary filmmaker, Joan Ganz Cooney.
Cooney sought to provide
programming for preschoolers
that would both entertain and educate.
Puppeteer Jim Henson created some of television's most recognizable characters for the show, including Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch and Bert and Ernie.
The show's diverse human characters
and positive social messages were
somewhat groundbreaking for the time.
The show continues to
tackle difficult topics,
including HIV and the U.S. opioid crisis.
'Sesame Street' has played in more than
120 countries and has been viewed by more
than 80 million Americans alone
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