On #ThisDayinHistory 1969, “Sesame Street,” makes its broadcast debut. It went on to bec ome the most widely viewed children’s program in the world and has aired in more than 120 countries #Muppets #Kermit #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Nov.10: The show was the brainchild of Joan Ganz Cooney, who wanted to create programming for preschoolers that was both entertaining and educational..She wanted to use TV as a way to help underprivileged 3- 5 year-olds prepare for kindergarten #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7385 @SesameStreet was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages………From the show’s inception, its stars have been the Muppets………Puppeteer Jim Henson created a cast of characters including Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Big Bird…….The subjects tackled by “Sesame Street” have evolved with the times………In 2002, the South African version of the program, “Takalani Sesame,” introduced a 5-year-old Muppet character named Kami who is HIV-positive, in order to help children living with the stigma of a disease that has reached epidemic proportions……..In 2015, a new Muppet named Julia, a four-year-old girl with autism was introduced on the show’s U.S……….Since its inception, over 74 million Americans have watched “Sesame Street.” But we’ve still never figured out how to get to Sesame Street…#SesameStreet #JimHenson #Muppets #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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