The Sesame Street Experiment is a documentary produced in 1989 about Sesame Street. The program is hosted by Jane Curtin and looks at the production of Sesame Street from a research angle. The film was screened at the "Sesame Street: The First Generation" exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.[1]

Interviewees include Caroll Spinney, Bob McGrath, Norman Stiles, Lisa Simon, Joan Ganz Cooney, Sonia Manzano, Jim Henson, David V. B. Britt (President C.O.O. Children's Television Workshop), Lu Horne (Vice President International Production), Adrianne Benton (Vice President International Marketing), Evelyn B. Davis (Vice President Community Education Services) and several parents.

Segments are shown of various international co-productions, Big Bird in Japan, and several sketches from Sesame Street.

The Sesame Street Experiment (incomplete segment) 1 207:17

The Sesame Street Experiment (incomplete segment) 1 2

The Sesame Street Experiment (incomplete segment) 2 204:39

The Sesame Street Experiment (incomplete segment) 2 2


  1. NY Times November 10, 1989

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