Unpaved Jerry Nelson U-Michigan

Jerry Nelson with the Count at University of Michigan.

Sesame Unpaved tour at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Loman, Buzzi, Evans, and Mazzarino on a panel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In honor of Sesame Street’s 30th anniversary in 1998, and to promote the book of the same name, a series of discussion panels toured college campuses under the title Sesame Street Unpaved.

The events featured a video presentation of famous Sesame Street songs and sketches, and a panel discussion with representatives of the show's various departments.


  • University of Michigan
Jerry Nelson, Pam Green (CTW VP), Bob McGrath, Arlene Sherman, Luis Santeiro, Christopher Cerf[1]
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Annie Evans, Rosemarie Truglio, Teri Weiss (producer), Sonia Manzano, Steve Whitmire[2]
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Loman, Ruth Buzzi, Annie Evans, Joey Mazzarino, Rosemarie Truglio[3]
  • University of Pennsylvania
Roscoe Orman and Kevin Clash
  • George Washington University[1]
  • Pepperdine University[1]
  • University of Southern California[1]
  • Georgetown University


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Detroit Free Press "Sunny Day at U-M: A Memorable Visit with Sesame Street" by Mike Duffy, March 29, 1998
  2. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sesame Street Goes to Campus" by Rob Owen, September 10, 1998
  3. Wisconsin State Journal "Tour Opens Sesame on Campus" by William R. Wineke, September 25, 1998