“There are a few TV shows that have been on the air longer — Meet the Press, Doctor Who, The Tonight Show — but none has made a bigger impact, or at least taught as many people the alphabet. Sesame Street didn’t merely revolutionize children’s television; it changed perceptions of what the medium was capable of and, along the way, gave PBS its biggest, most enduring hit, a show that today reaches 150 million children across the globe.”

'Sesame Street' Turns 50: How a Children's Show Revolutionized Television | Hollywood Reporter

‘Sesame Street’ Turns 50: How a Children’s Show Revolutionized Television | Hollywood Reporterhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/sesame-street-turns-50-how-a-childrens-show-revolutionized-television-1183031As the groundbreaking children’s series celebrates five decades with 150 million viewers, its producers offer The Hollywood Reporter extraordinary access to Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the minds behind one of media’s only universally loved franchises — and reveal how a $100 million-a-year mainstay nearly went out of business.