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Sesame Street
Sesame Street logo
Genre Children's television series

Educational

Sketch comedy

Puppetry

Animation

Created by Joan Ganz Cooney

Lloyd Morrisett

Theme music

composer

Joe Raposo

Jon Stone

Bruce Hart

Opening theme "Can You Tell Me How to

Get to Sesame Street?"

Ending theme "Can You Tell Me How to

Get to Sesame Street?"
(Instrumental version,
1969–2015)
"Smarter, Stronger, Kinder"
(2016–present)

Country of origin United States
Original

language(s)

English
No. of seasons 49
No. of episodes 4,481
Production
Producer(s) Samuel Gibbon
Jon Stone
Location(s) Reeves Teletape Studios
(1969–1992)
Unitel Video, Inc. (1987–1993)
Manhattan, New York City
Kaufman Astoria Studios (1993–present)
Astoria, Queens, New York City
Running time 60 minutes (1969–2015)
30 minutes (2014–present)
Production

company(s)

Sesame Workshop (formerly known as
Children's Television Workshop)

Release
Original network NET (1969–1970)
PBS (1970–2015; second
run, 2016–present)
Noggin (1999–2005)
HBO (first run, 2016–present)
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV) (1969–2007)
720p & 1080i (16:9 HDTV) (2008–present)
Audio format Mono (1969–1992)
Stereo (1992–2007)
Dolby Digital Surround (2008–present)
Original release November 10, 1969 – present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website www.sesamestreet.org