LLOYD MORRISETT, CO-CREATOR OF ''SESAME STREET,'' DIES AT 93

Jan 25, 2023

By Bob Komsic

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While his name likely would not resonate with many, his work has for many decades.
Lloyd Morrisett, who gave the world what would become the widely popular televised teaching tool ”Sesame Street,” has died at 93.
The cause is unknown.
Morrisett recalled years ago where the idea for the show came from.
During a dinner party in 1966, Morrisett met Joan Ganz Cooney, the show’s other creator as it turned out, asking her if she thought television could be used to teach young children.
She replied she didn’t know, but wanted to talk about it.
Talk that turned into reality three years later.
Sesame Street,” which reaches 120-million children in over 150 countries, has won 216 Emmys and 11 Grammys.
In the 1970s, Morrisett and Cooney helped create ”The Electric Company,” which as generally geared to children older than those who watched ”Sesame Street.” 
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