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Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street takes us inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators, artists, writers, and educators who, together established one of the most influential programs in television history. In late 1960s, Joan Ganz Cooney, a socially conscious female television executive was working in the fledgling world of public television. She was asked by friend Lloyd Morrisett Jr., who worked for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and who specialized in the psychological studies of pre-school children, to take on revolutionary experiment. Could Joan create a children's show that would "master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them?" Inspired by the civil rights movement, Joan and Lloyd took this experiment one step further and began to envision using the new medium of television to educate all children, and specifically reach America's "inner city" children to help close the educational gap that systemic racism and poverty had created. It was the right project, at the right time, and she needed the right group of people to make it happen. To harness the burgeoning power of television and create an educational, impactful, and entertaining show that could reach children nationwide.


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    107 minutes
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  • Director
    Marilyn Agrelo
  • Producer
    Trevor Crafts, Lisa Diamond, Ellen Scherer Crafts
  • Executive Producer
    Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Brian O'Shea, Heather Kenyon, Mark Myers
  • Cast
    Joan Ganz Cooney, Jim Henson, Jon Stone
  • Cinematographer
    Luke Geissbuhler
  • Editor
    Ben Gold
  • Composer
    T. Griffin