What Makes Sesame Street Special?


After 46 years on PBS, Sesame Street became an HBO show last week. New episodes will air first on the premium cable network exclusively, and become available on their former home network nine months later. On this week’s episode of The Vulture TV Podcast, Margaret and Matt reminisce about the golden age of Sesame Street, and look ahead to what might change — and what they hope will remain — as the show settles into its tonier digs.

Further reading: Margaret reviews the new Sesame Street; Joe Adalian on the problem with the HBO-Sesame merger; Jessica Pressler on what HBO's Sesame Street will look like.

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