Tue, 10/24/2006

Classic "Sesame Street" Comes to DVD!

Today sees the release of highlights from the early years of Sesame Street on DVD. This revolutionary children's show was developed by Joan Ganz Cooney and made its debut on November 10, 1969.

The Archive of American Television has interviewed many of the key talents associated with this series.

Click here to access Joan Ganz Cooney's interview.

Click here to access Big Bird himself, Carroll Spinney's interview.

Click here to access performer Bob McGrath's interview.

Among the many other contributors to Sesame Street who have been interviewed by AAT are: Dr. Lewis Bernstein (executive producer), Ed Christie (art director/ puppet designer), Kevin Clash (puppeteer, "Elmo"), Danny Epstein (music director), Tony Geiss (writer), Loretta Long ("Susan"), Sonia Manzano ("Maria"), Lloyd Morrisett (executive, Children's Television Workshop), and Roscoe Orman ("Gordon"). These interviews can be viewed at Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood, CA and will be available on Google Video in the future.

What did you learn from watching Sesame Street?