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Sesame Street Turns 35!
The trailblazing children’s TV show enters middle age with bold changes aimed at keeping it at the top.
Sesame Street. After 35 years, nearly every man, woman and child in the country can tell you how to get there. Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell hopes that, someday, the same will be true for people all over the world. With the trendsetting educational TV show now airing in some 75 countries, Knell and his team are well on the way to that goal.
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Knell has been at the helm of Sesame Workshop, the not-for-profit organization responsible for Sesame Street, Dragon Tales and Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese Cat, for nearly five years. Described by some as a visionary, Knell took the job looking to make some positive changes. While Sesame Street was still a front-runner in children’s educational TV, the show had been slipping a bit in the ratings.