Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street
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Welcome to the web home of Street Gang, the compelling, surprising and exclusive story of the creation and history of Sesame Street, the media masterpiece and pop culture landmark. This work of narrative non-fiction chronicles one of the great creative endeavors of our time, with novelistic storytelling and penetrating detail.

It traces the evolution of the show from its inspiration in the civil rights movement through its many ups and downs – from Nixon’s trying to cut off its funding to the rise of Elmo – via the remarkable personalities who have contributed to it.

Michael Davis reveals how Sesame Street taught millions of children not only their letters and numbers, but also cooperation and fair play, tolerance and self-respect, conflict resolution, and the importance of listening.

This is the unforgettable story of five decades of social and cultural change and the miraculous creative efforts, passion, and commitment of the writers, producers, directors, animators, and puppeteers who created one of the most influential programs in the history of television.

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