Weekly Poems: On Sesame Street’s 40th Birthday, Kermit and Cookie Monster

BY Arts Desk  November 10, 2009 at 11:17 AM EDT

Hit children’s television show ‘Sesame Street’ celebrates its 40th anniversary Tuesday. Please enjoy Cookie Monster’s hilarious poetry reading below. Later today, we’ll post Jeffrey Brown’s conversation with longtime Sesame Street cast member and writer “Maria” (Sonia Manzano) about the early days of the show and how writers translate important ideas for children. And on the NewsHour this evening, Jeffrey Brown will talk to other guests about the iconic PBS program.