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Why Bert and Ernie Matter

Sesame Street aired on PBS for the first time on November 10, 1969. Accessible through any television for over four decades, three generations of children have grown up watching the show. Fans may know the show’s cultural prudence from its extremely diverse cast and its groundbreaking angle on controversial issues. However, a commonly overlooked piece of Sesame Street’s upbringing is the story of Mark Saltzman, one of the writers.