Monday, November 9, 2009

Honk Around the Clock: Sesame Street turns 40!

On November 10th, 2009, Sesame Street turns 40. Sesame Street is an educational television program precisely formatted to capture a child's attention, and hold it for 50 minutes a day. The content is positive, friendly and educational, featuring politicians, movie stars, musicians and even first ladies. Tomorrow First Lady, Michelle Obama, will appear on Sesame Street to mark its 40th anniversary.

40 years of toddlers have learned their numbers, their alphabet and their time telling ability via Sesame Street. Sesame Street has mirrored the changing times, and even has broached current subjects like the recession. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Zoe and Elmo have become lovable parts of a child's life. "Tickle Me Elmo", became a highly coveted item holiday season a couple years back, where parents actually fought over its red furry frame. These lovable characters have decorated kid's watch dials ,such as this 1979 timepiece featuring Bert and Ernie, for decades.

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