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Sesame Street is an American educational children’s television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppet characters, created by the puppeteer Jim Henson. More than 4,134 episodes of the show have been produced in 36 seasons, which makes it one of the longest-running television shows in history.

Sesame Street is produced in the United States by non-profit organization Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), founded by Joan Ganz Cooney and Ralph Rogers. It premiered on November 10th, 1969, on the National Educational Television network, and later that year it was moved to NET’s replacement, the Public Broadcasting Service.

With its positive influence, Sesame Street is the most highly regarded educational show for children in the world. No television series has matched its level of international recognition and success. The original series has been televised in 120 countries,[3] and more than 20 international versions have been produced, not including dubbed versions. The series has received 109 Emmy Awards, more than any other television series.An estimated 75 million Americans have watched the series as children;millions more have watched around the world, as have their parents.


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