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The Sesame Street address sign is probably one of the most recognized landmarks in the Television world. The show is seen in at least 140 countries and is translated into many languages. This educational show has lasted over 40 years and is still going strong. Children around the world start to experience the learning effect of Sesame Street at a very early age. Over the past 40 years, millions of people have experienced the Sesame Street style of learning. Started in 1969 this New York based companies method of teaching young people was started by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett developing one of televisions greatest success stories. The song introducing the show is world famous, people young and old have no difficulty remembering the words written by Joe Raposo, Jan Store and Bruce Hart. The famed question," Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street" is easy for millions of people to recall.

With 8 Grammys and a host of other awards, this children's television show has not wavered. Sesame Street is one of the longest running educational shows in the history of television. Favorite characters of the show are Big Bird Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, Children throughout the world have developed a love for these characters and the television show they represent. The effect it has on the education of children is phenomenal. The show has early learning skills down to a science.

Sesame Street has evolved, as other Medias have over the years. The television show now has a Web presence where children can continue learning and interacting with their favorite characters. Children play games, and use a variety of learning tools. Financed originally by outside sources the show is now, financially independent, benefiting from a number of revenue producing avenues developed through the show over the years.

Teaching through games songs and stories, this for some children is their first school like learning experience. Sesame Street is as real to a child as the street where you live. The characters bring learning to life for kids of all ages.

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Weekdays 7:00 AM et/pt on PBS
45 Seasons, 1412 Episodes - Returning Series
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Elmo Resigns From 'Sesame Street'

In a sad turn of events, Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved “Sesame Street” character, Elmo, has resigned after a second accuser has come forward. Sesame Workshop released this statement Tuesday: “Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization.

Elmo Accused of Sexual Abuse... UPDATE

Well here’s news I never wanted to report. Kevin Clash, who has been the voice of Elmo since the 1980’s, is taking a leave of absence from “Sesame Street” following allegations that Clash engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year old. The accuser, who is now 23, claims that he had a relationship with Clash seven years ago. According to Clash, however, who is not denying that he was involved with the man, the two weren’t an item until the accuser was of legal age.

'Sesame Street' Disapproves of Obama Ad

Uh oh. It looks like with all the attention focused on Mitt Romney’s decision to cut funding to PBS, the Obama campaign has overstepped its boundaries. Although the new campaign video they’ve released is pretty hilarious, it features Big Bird, a character from “Sesame Street,” and that’s not okay with the show’s head honchos. “Sesame Street” released a statement shortly after the video hit the world. “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns.

Conservative 'Sesame Street...' Thank You, Jon Stewart...
'Sesame Street' Makers To Romney: 'Everyone Likes Big Bird'

Amid a presidential race heating rapidly up to a lukewarm pitch, "Sesame Street" producers Sesame Workshop are teaching America's youth a valuable lesson: if you can't say anything nice, at least agree that you like giant talking animals. Republican candidate Mitt Romney made arguably, if not the "best," at least the most lasting impression of Wednesday night's presidential debate with President Barack Obama. After standing behind his stance to curtail federal subsidies to public broadcasting in order to pare down the budget, Sesame Workshop kept their words short and sweet Thursday.

Bob Ross Gets A Happy Little Autotune

For the love of aural pleasure, congressional Republicans, leave the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's funding alone. There's wonderful, wonderful music that depends on it. What is it with PBS recently? Back in June one day, we showcased "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"  given a sweet electronic instrumental backing to make the bizarrely beautiful clip "Garden Of Your Mind." It was like a fresh-from-the-oven cookie Mom used to bake, only laced with prime hallucinogens.

Best Parody Yet: Cookie Monster Drastically Improves 'Call Me, Maybe'

Well, here we are: listening to the parodies has become vastly preferable when compared with the prospect of ever hearing "Call Me, Maybe" again. This is the point when Carly Rae Jepsen should really start considering new lines of work. In all fairness, it's not that her original version is necessarily bad.... .... .... That's a complete lie. It is, actually, just that. It's so bad, that the parodies are far, far more clever and engaging. It's songwriting so lazy, unremarkable and cliché-addled that it's even a mystery that pop fans couldn't find anything better to enjoy.

Watch Elvis Costello on 'Sesame Street'

Legendary rock singer Elvis Costello made an appearance on "Sesame Street" this week, clad, of course in one of his gaudy bespoke suits, signature bowlers, and Costello-esque rims. In the skit, Costello's red number two has been unceremoniously eaten by the dastardly Cookie Monster, which makes it darn hard to count to ten. As the L.A. Times points out, the song "Monster Went and Ate My Red 2" is a Sesame-fied version of the classic Costello tune "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes.

Bert and Ernie: The Gay Marriage Controversy?!

As New York State allow gay marriage, and the movement continues to pick up steam across the country, an online group is petitioning Sesame Street to have two of its most famous puppet characters join in gay matrimony. A Facebook page called "Bert and Ernie Get Married" begs the folks at "Sesame Street" to out Bert and Ernie as a gay couple then have them get married. Only one problem - "Sesame Street" denies Bert and Ernie are gay, or for that matter have any sexuality at all.

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