Forty years ago today, Sesame Street first premiered on PBS. Four decades of children have grown up with Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert & Ernie, the Cookie Monster, Grover, and many other Sesame Street friends.
But not me. Sesame Street was not allowed in my house. I don't know why. I also wasn't allowed to watch The Electric Company, but Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Captain Kangaroo were okay, in limited amounts.
Anyway, happy birthday to Sesame Street!