Over a half-century after first appearing on #PBS, “Sesame Street” is the first-ever Television Show to receive a Kennedy Center Honor.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts released its list of 2019 honorees including the children’s program and entertainment veterans.
Earth, Wind & Fire https://youtu.be/Gs069dndIYk
Linda Ronstadt https://youtu.be/Kp9G0zkorio
Sally Field https://youtu.be/XfN1jBk5NI8
American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas https://youtu.be/mfczUgr1qu4
The Kennedy Center Honors began in 1978 and have celebrated musicians, musical groups, movie stars, and even TV stars but never before a Television program https://youtu.be/cmcdBnj4ZOg
While I was a news producer at NBC, I was assigned to write and edit a feature on the award-winning show. After the segment aired, I was invited to return to the TV studio, where they had a gift for me. I respectfully explained that NBC News had strict rules concerning payola and journalism standards also prohibits these presents, so I wrote a check and made a copy for my records to cover the cost for the @SesameStreet spandex jacket with my name on it. Needless to say, I was a very popular person on the NYC Subway from then on.
I brought my daughters Natasha and Sabrina, who were delighted and extremely impressed meeting Big Bird, Oscar, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Mr. Hooper the writers and producers as well as others. Thank you, #SesameStreet. You've earned KUDOS!!!