Sesame Workshop, originally called the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), is an American non-profit organization that creates entertaining educational programming for children. It initially formed on 1968-05-20 and became popular because of their production of the very successful, Sesame Street. The organization changed names from CTW to Sesame Workshop on 2000-06-05 primarily to drop the word "television" from their name since they had become focused on all sorts of media by then.
As a child, my mother and aunt encouraged me to watch PBS, so I grew up watching a lot of programs produced by the Children's Television Workshop, and they are among the earliest memories of television I have. My mother also bought me a subscription to the Kid City and 3-2-1 Contact magazines. I grew out of their programming in my early teens, but, ever since the birth of my daughters, I have begun watching their programs again.
These are the programs produced by the Sesame Workshop that are important to me:
|Sesame Street||1969-11-10 - Present|
|Christmas Eve on Sesame Street||1978-12-03|
|3-2-1 Contact||1980-01-14 - 1988-11-18|
|Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art||1983-11-16|
|Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird||1985-08-02|
|Square One Television||1987-01-26 - 1992-11-06|
|Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!||1994-05-18|
|Ghostwriter||1992-10-04 - 1995-02-12|
The current logo, based on Sesame Street logo. A bit too sterile for my taste.