Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get?
How to get to Sesame Street
Partial lyrics of the Sesame Street Theme (1971)
As a kid who grew up in Manila, Philippines during the late 70’s and 80’s, no day was complete without watching an episode of Sesame Street. We had five television channels back then[i] and not a lot of other options. But re-run or not, we were always entertained (and learned) from those daily Sesame Street episodes.
Years past and the public television program eventually had to make compromises in order to reach today’s generation of children. Episodes that were once brought to you by the letters T and V and the number 31 gave way to specifically themed episodes such as “How to prepare a child whose parent is going to be serving in the military abroad.”
It was that specific.
It was what Sesame Street had to do to survive. Continue reading “Does this generation of kids still know how to get to Sesame Street? (January 12, 2019)”