Jun. 20, 2011 at 1:31pmYay Sesame Street ….

It's No. 1!

By Judith Spitzer

Grover lives there … Big Bird is a neighbor … the Grouch abides on the street in his can … and visitors include Snuffalufagus (yes, I looked up the spelling), Elmo, Cookie Monster, and who could forget to count … The Count?I’m sure you know I’m talking about Sesame Street – favorite TV show of the precocious preschool set!

Sesame Street, the popular PBS show, won the Emmy for Outstanding Pre-School Series for the eighth consecutive year.

Now in its 33rd season, Sesame Street has always been a favorite in my house and has helped me personally with the chance to take many a needed shower and/or other necessary chores when my children were growing up. The show is so exuberant and high-spirited that it’s fun even for adults and teens, although they would surely deny it.

The show won another five awards for everything from music direction and composition to outstanding writing, costume design and styling to directing and sound mixing. It really is one of the premier children's shows. How lucky we are to have it.

And PBS is no slouch when it comes to other programming. In all, PBS won 11 Emmys overall in the Daytime Emmy Awards. Of the 11 Emmys, nine were for PBS KIDS® series, making this the fifth consecutive year that PBS has earned more Emmys for its children's series than any other broadcast network.

Overall, Sesame Street has won a total of 85 Emmys during its tenure.

Even the Grouch his own self could be proud of that! Not that he would probably tell you but … there it is!

  • Comments (2)
We've been thinking of developing a Sesame Street Alumni Club at the station. Anyone interested?
Left by Dawn at KSPS | Jun. 21, 2011 at 1:40pm

Dawn, I daresay the interest level on this is apparently low. However, I am, right here and now, making a commitment to join a Sesame Street Alumni Club if ever it appears to be a go!
-Judith
Left by Judith | Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:13am

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