Sesame Street

Sesame Street

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.

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Also known as add_black also known as
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Music by add_black music by
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Theme music composer
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Opening theme
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Ending theme
  • "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?" (Instrumental version, 1969–2015)
  • "Smarter, Stronger, Kinder" (2016–present)
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Composer add_black composer
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
50
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No. of episodes
4,514
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer add_black executive producer
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Producer
  • Samuel Gibbon
  • Jon Stone
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Animator add_black animator
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Editor add_black editor
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Running time
  • 60 minutes (1969–2015)
  • 30 minutes (2014–present)
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Production company
Sesame Workshop (formerly known as Children's Television Workshop)
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Distributor
WarnerMedia Entertainment (Seasons 51–present)
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RELEASE

Original network
  • NET (1969–1970)
  • PBS (1970–2015; second run, 2016–present)
  • HBO (first run, 2016–2020)
  • HBO Max (first run, 2020–present)
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Picture format
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Audio format
  • Mono (1969–1992)
  • Stereo (1992–2007)
  • Dolby Digital Surround (2008–present)
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Original release
November 10, 1969 (1969-11-10)
present
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CHRONOLOGY

Preceded by add_black preceded by
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Followed by add_black followed by
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