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Sesame Street Season 50

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Landmark season introduces a new child cast member and confronts the stresses and pressures faced by today’s kids

Celebrity guests include Chrissy Teigen, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, Misty Copeland, Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, and many more

(October 16, 2019 – New York, NY) – Sesame Street got its start at the height of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, in answer to a simple but powerful question: could television help prepare less advantaged children for school? In 1969, the show’s founders tapped researchers, entertainers, and other visionaries to create a “street” like no other, where colorful monsters, humans, and even grouches lived side by side. Today, Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit organization behind the iconic show, which has grown to reach kids and families in more than 150 countries and 70 languages – is proud to announce the start of Sesame Street’s landmark 50th season.

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Press Contacts

Rebecca Timms

Senior Director,
Strategic Communications
Sesame Workshop

Lizzie Fishman

Vice President,
Strategic Communications
Sesame Workshop

S50 About the Show

About the Show

Meet Charlie

Curriculum Focus

50th Anniversary Special 

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How Do You Get to Sesame Street?

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S50 People in Your Neighborhood

People In Your Neighborhood

Muppet Bios

Cast Bios

Puppeteer Bios

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If you do not have a password, please send an email to requesting access. This Sesame Street press kit is to be used solely to promote Season 50 of Sesame Street. It is being provided to you for the sole purpose of assisting you in writing your article(s). The press kit may not be resold, transferred by you to another party, or used for any other purpose. The press kit contains video clips of Sesame Street; such video clips are for reference purposes only and may not be used for any other purpose, including but not limited to use on broadcast television and/or the internet. All artwork, photographs, video clips, and other materials depicted herein are the property of Sesame Workshop and shall be returned upon request. Any use of the enclosed photographs as part of an article must contain the proper copyright notice as follows: Sesame Street® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2019 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.

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