Television, Puppets, Sunny Days
Sesame Street aired its first episode on November 10th, 1969. The show was brainchild of Lloyd Morrisett and Joan Ganz Cooney, with the goal of creating a program that could "master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them". After 2 years of research, the show premiered on public television stations across the country. It quickly became ingrained in American culture, and was notable for its push to hire and promote both women and people of color, both on camera and behind the scenes. Today, Sesame Street is broadcast in over 120 countries, with 20 of these countries making their own version of the show to better serve their country's audience.