City of Houston to declare Nov. 10 as 'Sesame Street Day' in honor of 50 years

To commemorate a half-century of educational content that helps children grow smarter, stronger and kinder, the City of Houston is declaring November 10, 2019, as “Sesame Street Day” in Houston. An all new primetime “Sesame Street” anniversary special will premiere on TV 8 on November 17 at 6 pm.

And, as part of Houston Public Media’s ongoing commitment to lifelong learning, new local content has been made available to educators, caregivers and families across the region and nation through PBS LearningMedia. PBS LearningMedia is a trusted online destination to find and share education content tailored to the needs of students at all grade levels. Since its launch in 2011, nearly 20,000 registered users from 24 counties across Texas have benefited from these interactive lesson plans, discussion questions and articles.

“PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom and the nation’s largest space for learning, creative thinking and the arts,” said Lisa Trapani Shumate, general manager at Houston Public Media. “As a tribute to Sesame Street’s legacy of educating and empowering students, Houston Public Media is proud to contribute meaningful, free content to the already more than 120,000 digital resources available on the PBS LearningMedia site.”

Join us and your neighbors in honoring PBS’ biggest, most enduring hit and one of the nation’s universally loved shows.