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Co-Founder of Sesame Street (Lloyd Morrisett) Has Died at 93

Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of Sesame Street, passed away at 93. Morrisett was an experimental psychologist who earned his Ph.D. from Yale. He founded Sesame Street in 1969 with Joan Ganz Cooney. The duo collaborated with puppeteer Jim Henson, using his muppets as characters on the show. (Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett are pictured above. Photo Credit: Muppet Wiki)

Sesame Street has worldwide popularity and was one of the longest-aired television productions. The show was known for its famous cast and characters, which always incorporated a variety of guest appearances including celebrities and socialites. Even the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, made an appearance. Sesame Street reportedly had over 800 guest appearances throughout its run on the PBS network.

It was an overall learning tool for children, which taught manners, culture, education, diversity, conflict resolution, respect, safety, self-esteem, etc.

Photo Credits: Sesame Street



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