Time Magazine featured Big Bird (who had received more fan mail than any of the show's human hosts) on its cover when the show had been on the air less than a year, declaring " ... it is not only the best children's show in TV history, it is one of the best parents' shows as well." By the end of the show's first season, Sesame Street had won twenty awards, including a Peabody Award, three Emmys, an award from the Public Relations Society of America, a Clio, and the Prix Jeunesse award. Dr. Benjamin Spock predicted that the program would result in "better-trained citizens, fewer unemployables in the next generation, fewer people on welfare, and smaller jail populations." Dr. Spock may not have been spot-on with his statistics, but his sentiment may prove to be accurate on a small scale. Renata Adler may have hit closer to the truth in a 1972 review for The New Yorker, "Sesame Street is...with lapses, the most intelligent and important program in television. That is not anything much yet."
We are proud supporters of PBS and Children's Television Workshop. Sesame Street has enriched our lives, and continues to do so into a new generation. Thank you, Children's Television Workshop, for helping us to be the people we are today. Here are thirteen of our favorite Sesame Street performances, brought to you by the number ten:
1. Sunny Days - Joshua Radin
2. One, Two, Three, Four - Feist
3. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
4. Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
5. Pride - Goo Goo Dolls
6. Hi De Ho Man - Cab Calloway
7. Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
8. Furry Happy Monsters - REM
9. It's Not Easy Being Green - Kermit and Ray Charles
10. Outdoors - Jason Mraz
11. U Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
12. Triangle - James Blunt
13. Questions - Tracy Chapman
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