Habits of the Audience

In television the target demographic influences decisions of the format, scheduled distribution and how they anticipate the content to be experienced. As the years went on in children’s television the audiences for different shows changed. In the example of Sesame Street, the viewers of the show began to be predominantly children who were pre-school aged […]

Final words to the 4th Wall

For my final entry on the 4th Wall I’d like to speak about my personal thoughts about Sesame Street. I was fortunate enough to intern and experience first hand how television is made and how things are changing. From the shows premiere in November 1969 its goal was to educate and decades later it has […]

Reaching out to a growing demo

Recently much has been made in the news of the changing demographic of America, specifically how Latinos are becoming a large portion of the country as a whole. This is not lost to Television. In terms of how Hispanic americans are represented in television we’ve come a long way from Speedy Gonzalez or his cousin […]

Multi-Screen Viewing

Multi Screen Experience Children’s television like any other production is investing heavily in taking narratives and characters to other, smaller screens. It is very difficult to find a children’s television show that does not have a mobile app, web-based game or game console subscription experience. Sesame Street is no different in this respect. The organization […]

Production Tools

Production Technology With a production like Sesame Street that has been around for as long as it has been around for years you see the evolution of production techniques and technology used. At its core television like any other form of media is driven by technology. The goal of course is to tell the story […]