In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children's TV program that might not get a second one: Sesame Street. They hoped to prove that television could be used to help prepare disadvantaged youngsters for school; what they didn't know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids. David Kamp's warm and furry history captures the unique political and social moment that gave us not only Sesame Street, but also The Electric Company, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Free to Be…You and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock!
"[A] lively and bewitching recounting of a particularly ripe period in television and cultural history."—NYTBR