Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Designing for Children's Television

People (students and teachers alike) who like design and education might find happiness designing for children's television programs like Sesame Street.

Sesame Street, which celebrates 40 years this November, was honored with an Emmy Award for New Approaches — Daytime Entertainment recognizing the use of new media.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winner at the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 30th. Entries, judged online in their native format, were from over-the-air, cable, satellite and internet broadcasters. Sesame Street also won in three other categories: Best Directing in Children’s Television; Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series (Kevin Clash as Elmo); and Best Costume Design. In addition, Sesame Street was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sesame Street debuted on PBS in 1969. Sesame Workshop’s website www.sesamestreet.org is a major organizational initiative for the nonprofit. Users can find free 3D interactive games and videos, including celebrity appearances, to accompany the series’ new season debuting November 10th on PBS.

Click on the heading above to watch Sesame Street receive the Emmy.

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