Sesame Street Celebrates 35 Years on PBS

Alaska – For 35 years, one television series remains the benchmark for the very best in educational programming. The world's largest informal educator of young children, Sesame Street celebrated its 35th anniversary with a PBS primetime special Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On. This special episode premiered on Alaska One on Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m. It will re-air in the daytime beginning Monday, April 5 on PBS KIDS as the series' season opener (check the schedule at www.alaskaone.org).

Sesame Street will remain true in its 35th season to its mission of preparing kids for school and life. The critically-acclaimed series introduces new live action and animation segments this season as well as a list of well-known celebrities to help pre-schoolers learn more about their ABC's and 1-2-3's.

Those celebrities will reveal their favorite "Sesame Street Moment" from the last 35 years. Among others, parody performances include Norah Jones with "Don't Know Why 'Y' Didn't Come." Julianne Moore appears in Far From Seven, a spoof of her Oscar-nominated movie Far From Heaven, and Harvey Fierstein will perform his rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Noses."

Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On, Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and Monday, April 5 on PBS KIDS on Alaska One.

Alaska One public television network is a consortium of KTOO-TV in Juneau, KUAC-TV in Fairbanks and KYUK-TV in Bethel.