Lloyd MorrisettCo-creator of the popular children’s television program, Sesame Street, At 93, he died. Sesame Workshop Announcement On Monday.
“Without Lloyd Morrisett, there would be no Sesame Street,” co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney In Sesame Workshop’s announcement. “It was he who first came up with the notion of using television to teach preschoolers basic skills, such as letters and numbers. He was a trusted partner and loyal friend to me for over fifty years, and he will be sorely missed.”
Morrisett Co-founded The Sesame WorkshopOriginaly the Children’s Television WorkshopWith Ganz Cooney 1968 He He was a board member from his death until that point.
The Impulse for Sesame StreetThe civil rights movement was highlighted in the first airing of “The Defending Children” in 1969. Morrisett It was in Interview with WBUR member station in 2019..
“We hoped to find a way — using television — that we may help those children who would otherwise not succeed in school, do better,” Morrisett said.
The Show doesn’t only teach numbers and letters. Throughout Its history has also taught children tolerance and how to deal with the difficult parts of life. There are stories about everything, from the death of loved one or divorced parents, to the death of incarcerated parents.
It One of the first television shows to debut on TV. Black Playing together with white children after the murder George Floyd, Sesame Street CNN and KK partnered to host a townhall on racism.
Part The show’s purpose was: “show kids that they could be friends with people who weren’t like them,” Morrisett said.
The Sesame Workshop The show was described as “awesome” by the writer. “only the most visible tribute to a lifetime of impact” From a “wise, thoughtful, and kind leader.”
Born 1929 Morrisett Earned a Bachelor This is Arts From degree Oberlin College A doctorate Experimental psychology starting in Yale University. From 1969-1998, he was president of the John Mary R. Markle Foundation It was launched in Program in communication and information technology Before His time at the Markle FoundationHe was vice president of The Carnegie Corporation This is New York And of the Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement This is Teaching.