Street Gang by Michael Davis
The Complete History of Sesame Street

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"Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book...Finally, we get to touch Big Bird's feathers."—The New York Times Book Review

Sesame Street is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countless others in 140 countries around the world.

Street Gang is the compelling, comical, and inspiring story of a media masterpiece and pop-culture landmark. Television reporter and columnist Michael Davis-with the complete participation of Joan Ganz Cooney, one of the show's founders-unveils the idealistic personalities, decades of social and cultural change, stories of compassion and personal sacrifice, and miraculous efforts of writers, producers, directors, and puppeteers that together transformed an empty soundstage into the most recognizable block of real estate in television history.
 

About Michael Davis

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Michael Davis was a senior editor and family television columnist for TV Guide from 1998 to 2007. A Neiman Fellow, he has also worked for The Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times.
 
Published December 24, 2008 by Penguin Books. 412 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Looking back at “Sesame Street,” just before its 40th birthday.

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Michael Davis’s history of “Sesame Street” focuses on the program’s creation 40 years ago, showing how good luck combined with immense talent to produce a groundbreaking TV show for children.

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Looking back at “Sesame Street,” just before its 40th birthday.

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Looking back at “Sesame Street,” just before its 40th birthday.

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A Sesame Street fan lays out the show's involving history with a little too much enthusiasm.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How to get to "Sesame Street" is child's play, as the chirpy theme song has assured kids daily for 39 years.

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