Street gang : the complete history of Sesame Street

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New York : Viking, 2008.
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379 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
The story of one of the most important and beloved shows on television-how it got started, nearly failed, and was saved by Elmo When the first episode aired on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street revolutionized the way education was presented to children on television. It has since become the longest-running children's show in history, and today reaches 8 million preschoolers on 350 PBS stations and airs in 120 countries. Street Gang is the compelling and often comical story of the creation and history of this media masterpiece and pop culture landmark, told with the cooperation of one of the show's cofounders, Joan Ganz Cooney. Sesame Street was born as the result of a discussion at a dinner party at Cooney's home about the poor quality of children's programming and hit the air as a big bang of creative fusion from Jim Henson and company, quickly rocketing to success. Street Gang traces the evolution of the show from its inspiration in the civil rights movement through its many ups and downs-from Nixon's trying to cut off its funding to the rise of Elmo-via the remarkable personalities who have contributed to it. Davis reveals how Sesame Street has taught millions of children not only their letters and numbers, but also cooperation and fair play, tolerance and self-respect, conflict resolution, and the importance of listening. This is the unforgettable story of five decades of social and cultural change and the miraculous creative efforts, passion, and commitment of the writers, producers, directors, animators, and puppeteers who created one of the most influential programs in the history of television.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-367) and index.
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Davis, M. (2008). Street gang: the complete history of Sesame Street. New York: Viking.

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Davis, Michael, 1952-. 2008. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. New York: Viking.

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Davis, Michael, 1952-, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. New York: Viking, 2008.

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Davis, Michael. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. New York: Viking, 2008. Print.

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