Street Gang : The Complete History of Sesame Street
"Sesame Street" is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countless others in 140 countries around the world. "Street Gang" is the compelling, comical, and inspiring story of a media masterpiece and pop- culture landmark. Television reporter and columnist Michael Davis - with the complete participation of Joan Ganz Cooney, one of the show's founders-unveils the idealistic personalities, decades of social and cultural change, stories of compassion and personal sacrifice, and miraculous efforts of writers, producers, directors, and puppeteers that together transformed an empty soundstage into the most recognisable block of real estate in television history.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 138 x 212 x 24mm | 421.84g
- 27 Oct 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Michael Davis
Michael Davis was a Senior Editor and family TV Columnist for TV Guide from 1998-2007. A Neiman fellow, he has also worked for the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times.
Davis spins an evocative, insidery tale out of the wildly creative personalities and political ups and downs of the cozily delivered show. The Washington Post