Over the years, a number of performers, actors, musicians have visited Sesame Street, the traditionally trusted children’s program of choice , low these many years. Sesame Street is an educational television program designed for preschoolers which combines education and entertainment in children’s television shows. As one of the longest running shows in television history, 4100 episodes of the show have been produced in 39 seasons. It premiered on November 10, 1969 on the National Educational Television network, and later , the Public Broadcasting Service.
Sesame Street has earned the distinction of being
one of the world’s foremost and most highly regarded educators of young children. The original series has been televised in 120 countries, and more than 20 international versions have been produced. In its long history, Sesame Street has received more Emmy Awards than any other program, and has captured the allegiance, esteem, and affections of millions of viewers worldwide.
As Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary on November 10, Mrs. Michelle Obama will be visiting the street to plant a garden with Elmo. The street in which many have grown up on.
“I never thought I’d be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird, and I was thrilled,” Obama said later that day at the US Mission to the UN. “I’m still thrilled. I’m on a high.”
“I think it’s probably the best thing I’ve done so far in the White House,” she added.
What a great quote! I so love what Mrs. Obama said. Of course, I began think of the many other performers who have made guest appearances on Sesame Street. Appearances which promote literacy and math skills to our youth.
I think that Mrs. Obama is doing much of what Buffy Sainte Marie did in the early 70s, helping to educate the next generation as well as provide a positive model of success.