David Connell (d. 1995) was the original executive producer for Sesame Street, and Children's Television Workshop's vice-president in charge of production. Connell, a former producer for Captain Kangaroo, played a key role in establishing the basic format of the "street" skits. He was also the principal creative force behind The Man from Alphabet, a series of live action skits starring Gary Owens which failed in child tests and were never aired on Sesame Street.
His credits include:
1969-1973: Sesame Street -- Executive Producer
1974: Out to Lunch -- Executive Producer
Connell was also executive producer and writer for The Electric Company, and for Square One TV in the late 1980s.
- Current: David Connell's talents grew with his gifts to kids, an obituary by Joan Ganz Cooney