Remarkable to think that today is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. Here's a good AP article on the event. Here's another good one on the diversity on the show. I was born in 1972, so I started watching Sesame Street in 1973-74. The show was only 4 years old then, but for me it had been on forever. It was my babysitter, teacher, and friend as my older siblings went off to school. I still love that show and am so glad my son loves it as well.
Generations have been raised on Sesame Street, and we are forever grateful for the work of its creators Joan Ganz Cooney, Jon Stone, Dave Connell, Sam Gibbon, and the late, great Jim Henson.