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For more than forty years, Sesame Street continues to stand out as the most thoroughly developed and researched preschool television program. Beyond television, the Sesame Street Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms and develops initiatives to help children and families gain critical skills and build emotional strength. Gary E. Knell, President and CEO of the Sesame Workshop, will the share how Sesame Street keeps evolving to meet the needs of today’s child.
Gary E. Knell, President and CEO of Sesame Street Workshop, leads the nonprofit educational organization in its mission to create innovative, engaging content that maximizes the educational power of all media to help children reach their highest potential. He has been instrumental in Sesame Street's global mission, creating programs in South Africa, India, Northern Ireland and Egypt. Knell is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, and is on the Board of Governors of the National Geographic Education Foundation.
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