Sesame Street turns 50 years old today!


(CNN)– Today marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Sesame Street.’ The beloved educational children’s program launched November 10th, 1969.

It was initially broadcast on 180 public television stations. The goal: to prepare less advantaged kids for school. A half-century later, it reaches more than 150 countries and is translated into 70 languages.

Sesame Workshop struck a deal with HBO four years ago.

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