Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney was born in Phoenix in 1929 and earned an education degree from the University of Arizona. The television program, which first aired in 1969, transformed children’s television by combining entertainment with education. Cooney received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995.
Sesame Street Created by Joan Ganz Cooney
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