|Written by||Gerald S. Lesser|
Children and Television: Lessons from Sesame Street is a 1974 history of the production of Sesame Street, written by Gerald S. Lesser, the chairman of the Children's Television Workshop Board of the Advisors. The book presents a thorough description of the "CTW Model" for children's television, with an analysis and criticism of the show's pedagogical approach.
Included in the book are sketches by Maurice Sendak from early development seminars for Sesame Street.
- Foreword by Joan Ganz Cooney
- Introduction by Lloyd Morrisett
Section One: A Proposal
- One: Why It Should Be Tried
- Two: Why It Might, or Might Not, Work
Section Two: Planning
- Three: Goals
- Four: Children and Learning
- Five: Production
- Six: Research Planning
Section Three: Broadcasting
- Seven: Criticism
- Eight: Outcomes
Section Four: Lessons from Sesame Street
The book was reissued in paperback in 1975 with ISBN #0394714482.