People Picks: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

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This film about the first days of the classic kids' series is an important reminder that it was very much of its political moment, keenly so: Carefully researched before its 1969 premiere, it embraced a serious mission to provide early education to the disadvantaged. It aimed at inclusivity. Don't worry–the film isn't as historically straightforward as that. Sesame, after all, if one of the most entertaining shows in history. The songs, jokes, and Muppets are all here. Fun fact: The Muppets initially weren't going to interact with the human actors. Wouldn't that have been a dead-end Street! (On demand May 7)