Sesame Street, winner of 85 Emmy Awards, is a children's show that airs on PBS every weekday morning starting at 7 a.m., as of February 2015. The show runs for one hour. Many mornings, additional episodes air at either 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Sesame Street is one of the most successful children's shows in television history, aimed at teaching subjects such as basic math and spelling to young children aged two to four years old. In more recent years Sesame Street has reformatted its programming to help children learn and grow in ever-changing and continually challenging environments. Producers of the show have shifted their focus to preparing young children for entry into elementary school.
In addition to the show's refocusing on making children school-ready, it includes many fun segments such as songs to sing along with, funny skits and classic characters such as Big Bird, The Count, Cookie Monster and Elmo.
Since its debut in November 1969, Sesame Street has taught generations of kids important lessons they carry with them throughout their lives. Although the show has gone through significant changes during its history, parents still recognize many of the beloved characters from their childhood as they now watch along with their children.