PBS Plans To Add a Shorter Version of ‘Sesame Street’

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sesameSesame Street has been an hour long that teaches young children how to count, the alphabet and social skills.   Starting September 1, the show will be reduced to half an hour.

Although, there are many critiques to this change some people agree this change will help preschoolers with their attention span.   PBS will begin broadcasting and streaming select half-hour episodes on the PBS website, its mobile app and the PBS Roku channel.  Lesli Rotenberg, PBS’s general manager of children’s programming, said “is a great opportunity to expand its footprint.”

Some parents might object to the change since the show had been airing for an hour long for 45 years.  The show will now air with a “Street Story,” “Word on the Street” and letter and number “dance breaks,” but no features like “Elmo the Musical” or “Abby’s Flying Fairy School.”

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