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Collection Details


Collection Name: Children's Television Workshop Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/child.html
Dates Spanned: 1972-1972
Description: This series of interviews traces the development of the Children's Television Workshop and the creation of "Sesame Street" in the words of some of those principally responsible. They recall 1966 discussions of how television might be made to serve preschool children, preliminary studies, the roles of the Carnegie Corporation, of Harold Howe II as United States Commissioner of Education, and of the Ford Foundation in advancing the concept and helping finance it, the founding of the Workshop and its staffing, and the emergence of the Sesame Street format, as well as the changing relationship of the Workshop with National Educational Television, from which it became independent.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Relationships; Science and Technology; Broadcasting
ASP Subjects: Children; Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY; Education; History; Oral history; Television and children; Television programs for children; United States
Other Subjects: Media entertainment
Collection Code: OHC0000812