"Davis tracks down every "Sesame" anecdote and every "Sesame" personality in his book... Finally, we get to touch Big Bird's feathers." --"The New York Times Book Review"
Sesame Street is the longest-running - and arguably most beloved - children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countless others in 140 countries around the world.
Street Gang is the compelling, comical, and inspiring story of a media masterpiece and pop-culture landmark.
Television reporter and columnist Michael Davis - with the complete participation of Joan Ganz Cooney, one of the show's founders - unveils the idealistic personalities, decades of social and cultural change, stories of compassion and personal sacrifice, and miraculous efforts of writers, producers, directors, and puppeteers that together transformed an empty soundstage into the most recognizable block of real estate in television history.
About the Author
Michael Davis was a Senior Editor and family TV Columnist for TV Guide from 1998-2007. A Neiman fellow, he has also worked for the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times.
Davis spins an evocative, insidery tale out of the wildly creative personalities and political ups and downs of the cozily delivered show. The Washington Post
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.355