The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the longest running children’s show in the history of broadcasting, Sesame Street. Its debut on November 10, 1969, signaled a show that would eventually become a significant part of our culture and a new way of learning through the medium of television. In her entertaining and well-researched book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, author and educational media consultant, Dr. Lucille Burbank, takes you on a 50th anniversary adventure in a collection of fun and intimate interviews, introducing you to the show’s true pioneers and the secrets of its long-running success.

– Susan Heim
– On her Parenting blog

We were thrilled to receive your fine book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street. What a wonderful job you have done revising it into a dynamic work. I read it from cover to cover and yes, the pictures and color do add so much. The contents of the book are so interesting, and you have given a complete picture of how Sesame Street evolved into an experimental entity. Thank you for sending it. I think how all those years ago we talked about it and worked to make your idea come true.

– Dr. Roger Gordon
– Doctoral Advisor

Thank you so much for your beautiful book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street! Please keep up your great work!

– Dr. Valeria Lovelace
-Assistant Vice-President of Research

Dr. Lucille Burbank has updated her bestselling book on the history of Sesame Street. The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street is now a larger format full of wonderful colorful pictures that tell the in-depth story of this iconic children’s television in a complete and entertaining way.

– Pierrette Van Cleve
– Founder, Van Cleve Fine Art

I recently finished reading, and sometimes re-reading many sections of your manuscript, Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series. I think it is perhaps the most comprehensive study of the origins and life blood of Sesame Street that has ever been written. It is really just wonderful. It makes rather bittersweet reading for me, as I can hear all of your conversations with Danny, Jeff, Jon, Dave, and Evelyn in their own voice, as though they are still here, speaking to us.

It is amazing that even having been with the show since the beginning, how much I learned from your interviews about the early years of research, writing, and production of the show. The actors were generally not included in those discussions. All the very best and congratulations for a wonderful book,

– Bob McGrath
– Actor on Sesame Street

Library Version – Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series!

Thank you so much for the copy of your book… autographed yet! It’s a well-written, and scrupulously researched contribution to the library of Sesame Street history. I enjoyed the opportunity of reliving some of that history through your work. Thanks again.

– Sam Gibbon
– Associate Producer of Sesame Street

What a major undertaking!  I’m so impressed. It is voluminous and comprehensive! What a huge amount of work it took to create Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series!

– Emily Perl Kingsley
– Writer for Sesame Street

I recently finished reading your fine book, Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series. It is extremely well written and has a kind of easy conversational tone that makes the experience enjoyable. You have told a story that needed to be told. Meeting all of the fine people responsible for this American institution must have been a most pleasant but time consuming experience. How you obtained all of the information and then put it together was truly amazing. Thank you for the dedication. Yes, I believed in you and you have come through in fine fashion.

– Dr. Roger Gordon
– Doctoral Advisor

Color Your World

The Color Your World coloring booklet is a small, convenient size booklet. It is very interesting and would be great for little children. It could be good advice about technology and activities children can do without technology so they do not get addicted to their electronics.  I am glad there was a page to “Draw Your Favorite Thing To Do” so I could also draw and be creative besides coloring the pictures on the other pages. It was very entertaining and fun.

– Eris
– 11-years-old

Color Your World AND Tips Booklet

Thank you, Dr. Burbank for sharing your booklets with me. Color Your World for the children is brilliant. It is a very good way to approach the children with constructive teaching through play. I will also share 52 tips For Parents: Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media with my grown-up children, and with other parents. I am thankful and hopeful that the generations to come will not be addicted to media and TV.

– Rose Ann
– Grandparent

Audio Versions
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– Dawn Matheson, CEO,
– Mom’s Choice Awards.