8 History-Making Moments (and Muppets) From the ‘Sesame Street’ World

8 History-Making Moments (and Muppets) From the ‘Sesame Street’ World
We’ll have another reason to be thankful for Sesame Street this Thanksgiving: The children’s programming staple will introduce Ji-Young, its first-ever Asian American Muppet, in PBS and HBO Max’s See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special on Thursday, November 25. “My one hope, obviously, is to actually help teach what racism is, help teach kids to be able to recognize it and then speak out against it,” puppeteer Kathleen Kim told the Associated Press. “But then my other hope for Ji-Young is that she just normalizes seeing different kinds of looking kids on TV.” Of course, Sesame Street—and its international spinoffs—has been championing diversity for decades now. Here are some of the times we witnessed, ahem, a more open Sesame. 1991: Rosita brings a bilingual presence to the show Speaking both Spanish and English, Rosita made history as the show’s first full-time bilingual puppet,
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