Sesame Street turns 40!

[ 2 ] November 9, 2009 |

Sesame Street first aired November 10, 1969 introducing us to a wonderful neighborhood–home to Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Mr. Hooper, Maria and more. Sesame Street helped define children’s programing as a positive and creative place where kids can learn while tuning in, setting high standards for children’s shows that have followed since. I spent my childhood getting to know these characters and just like any neighborhood it has changed in 40 years–but even after all these years it’s comforting to know it’s still a wonderful place to visit. David Bianculli of NPR agrees, read what he says; Come And Play: ‘Sesame Street’ Celebrates 40 Years.

And in honor of this special anniversary, Michelle Obama drops by the neighborhood to talk about family gardens. What a great place to be. Now can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Category: movies + media

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    Relive some classic moments in the PBS Video Portal.

  2. Elyse Major elyse says:

    i went to to find out the ages of some cast members. bob seems ageless and so does “maria.” nice that sesame street is still around.

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