Sesame Street turns 50 years old today!

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(CNN)– Today marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Sesame Street.’ The beloved educational children’s program launched November 10th, 1969. It was initially broadcast on 180 public television stations. The goal: to prepare less advantaged kids for school. A half-century later, it reaches more than 150 countries and is translated into 70 languages. Sesame Workshop struck a deal with HBO four years ago.

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