Announcing Sesame Street (Mar, 1970)
I have so much love for this show. I was even in an episode! When I was in third grade they came to my school and filmed my class doing a spelling bee. I came in second because I was unable to spell “screeching”. I put an ‘a’ in there somewhere.
There has never been a television series that actually helped preschool children get ready for school.
Now there is.
On SESAME STREET, he’ll learn the alphabet, for instance. How to count—and how many is 2 or 3 or 4. What words like up & down, over & around mean. How to begin to reason. And how he is different from a lizard or bear or the child next door—and how like them too.
SESAME STREET is designed to give your youngster confidence and a surer success in school. More than a hundred leading educators, psychologists, communications professionals and entertainment celebrities have helped in developing the lessons—and its fun and excitement. Produced by the Children’s Television Workshop, SESAME STREET is funded by grants from Carnegie Corporation, The Ford Foundation, The U.S. Office of Education and other Federal Agencies.