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The Library of Congress Helps Preserve Sesame Street for the Future

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress (LC)  and the WGBH Educational Foundation, will preserve a collection of digitized Sesame Street episodes from the past 50 years of the show’s run. Sesame Workshop will donate nearly 4,500 episodes to be incorporated into the AAPB’s record of public media in the U.S. The collection will be available to view on-site at the LC and by appointment at WGBH (in Boston).

“As a historian and academic, I can’t stress enough the importance of preserving groundbreaking media like Sesame Street, which was the first TV show to address big issues like poverty, family and the environment in a way that children could understand,” says Kathryn Ostrofsky, author of the forthcoming book Sounding It Out: How Sesame Street Crafted American Culture. “Early episodes of Sesame Street provide a window into the pressing issues of the times, as well as changing views about education. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Sesame Street collection is a critical resource for studying and understanding so many facets of these societal changes.”

For more information, read the press release.



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