"Sesame Street" and its Muppet characters have long been noteworthy for promoting pre-school education while reflecting social change. Forty-five years on, the television series continues to teach children about the world around us, as international versions of the show have spread to more than 150 countries. We'll speak to the people who make the show happen and meet a few of their special friends. Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Carol-Lynn Parente @SesameStreet
Executive producer, Sesame Street
sesamestreet.org

June Lee @SesameWorkshop
Vice president of international research, Sesame Workshop
sesameworkshop.org

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