Sesame Workshop co-creator Lloyd Morrisett has died at the age of 93, Sesame Workshop announced Monday.
“Lloyd left a vast and indelible legacy in generations of children around the world, and ‘Sesame Street’ is just the most visible tribute to a lifetime of great work and lasting impact,” Sesame Workshop tweets.
“Sesame Street” was created by psychologist Morrissette, a former vice president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and television producer Joan Gantz Cooney. They brought in Jim Henson and his Muppets to help bring the show to life. The first episode aired on November 10, 1969.
Morrisett was co-founder of Children’s Television Studios (now known as Sesame Workshop), the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” and chaired its board for more than 30 years before becoming a life trustee emeritus. workshop.
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