Early programming for children was limited to cartoons or locally produced variety shows. Several television producers observed that children sat for hours watching television and decided to take advantage of that fact. Thus, the idea for “Sesame Street” was conceived in 1966 and the program first aired in 1969. It was designed to help prepare children for school and to teach cultural diversity and social skills.
Sesame Street was the first children’s program based on educational research. Initially the program was developed with less advantaged minority Read the rest of this entry »