MLFTC’s Sherman Dorn shares Arizona tidbits about “Sesame Street”


Kari Redfield

Arizona native Joan Ganz Cooney created the iconic children’s educational program “Sesame Street” and the Children’s Television Workshop when she worked in television in New York City in the 1960s. When educational television needed funding to keep going, she turned to the late Senator Barry Goldwater, who was a friend of her father’s.

Watch Sherman Dorn, director, division of educational leadership and innovation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, explain the dramatic story on PBS’ “Arizona Horizon.”

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