Our "Encounter" Big Idea explores different ways art engages a social context. There are few better examples of this than Sesame Street. Having recently reached its 40th year, we celebrate Sesame Street with this series of filmsand clips from the beloved TV show, which includes some of the most memorable momentsas well as never-before-seen footage. Sesame Street premiered in 1969 on PBS and is nowthe longest-running children's television series in the U.S., and broadcast in more than 140 countries. The show was groundbreaking for its mixture of educational and entertaining content, teaching children life skills while encouraging development in math and literacy. It has also been revolutionary for addressing life experiences and social issues such as death, divorce, adoption, and the recession, and for featuring a diverse, multicultural cast.
Sesame Street At 40: Milestones On The StreetOct 1, 2010 6:30pm
Oct 2, 2010 1:00pm
This “best-of” compilation features dozens of classic moments in the forty-year history of the show, including excerpts from the first episode, celebrity guests, and some of the best bits from Ernie and Bert, Big Bird, Snuffy, and the rest of the gang. (81 min, digital video)
Jim Henson & Friends: Inside The Sesame Street VaultOct 14, 2010 6:30pm
Oct 16, 2010 1:00pm
This super entertaining program highlights the contributions of Jim Henson and his early Sesame Street collaborators, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Fran Brill and Caroll Spinney. In addition to old favorites, there are some extremely rare clips from specials and guest appearances on other television programs. (83 min, digital video)
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