Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brooklyn Library Sesame Celebration

Recently, I purchased a copy of Louise Gikow's book, "Sesame Street: A Celebration -- 40 Years of Life on the Street." I describe it in more detail in a recent post (see here) a week before AFFS aired.

Saturday, November 21 at 4pm, I attended an event at the Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library, Dweck Center) where the author and various behind-the-scenes folks gave a presentation and book signing. Cool huh? :) In honor of Sesame Street's 40th year on television, personalities from the show and behind the scenes came together to discuss the impact of TVs first educational program for children. This 90-minute event featured Louise Gikow, author of Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street; Bob McGrath, human cast member since Season 1 in 1969; Executive Producer Carol-Lynn Parente; Chris Cerf, Sesame Street composer and lyricist; Rollie Krewson, puppet builder with The Jim Henson Company; and Fran Brill, puppeteer for Zoe and Prairie Dawn. A book signing followed the event.

I've written a longer, much more descriptive posting on this event and will be posting it either tonight or tomorrow, when I get a chance to upload some photos and perhaps some video as well. Much more to come!

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