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The iconic children’s TV show “Sesame Street” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall. The Associated Press has a series of text stories, photos as well as broadcast and online videos examining the show’s impact and offering a behind-the-scenes look.

Here’s a look at the AP’s lineup:

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TOP STORY

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SESAME STREET AT 50 _ Fifty years ago marked the debut of a TV show that would make history. “Sesame Street” was meant to help preschoolers get ready for school, with diversity and inclusion baked into the show. It’s been a safe haven where monsters and humans and animals all lived peacefully. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Tuesday: 1,600 words, photos and video. Abridged version also available.

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SESAME STREET AT 50-STREET SCENE _ A visit to the busy “Sesame Street” set by The Associated Press earlier this year found monsters and humans creating a special alchemy. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 750 words, photos and video.

SESAME STREET AT 50-CELEBRITIES _ Celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Meghan Trainor and Kim Raver, who was a cast member of “Sesame Street” as a child, reflect on the series in time for its 50th anniversary. UPCOMING Friday: 800 words, photos and video.

SESAME STREET AT 50-MUSIC _ Colors, shapes, numbers and letters have always been at the core of “Sesame Street.” But the lessons always go down easier with some music. AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING on Nov. 15: 750 words, photos and video.

VIDEOS:

SESAME STREET GUESTS _ Puppets and actors discuss their favorite celebrity guests. SENT Monday.

SESAME STREET CHARACTERS _ Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and others talk about life on “Sesame Street.” SENT Wednesday.

SESAME STREET IMPACT _ Producers, analysts, and character discuss the series’ cultural impact. Moving Wednesday.

SESAME STREET CELEBS _ Celebrities reflect on the series in time for its 50th anniversary. Moving Friday.

QUESTIONS:

_ Text: Nekesa Moody, nmoody@ap.org, 212-621-7591

_ Video: Brooke Lefferts, blefferts@ap.org, 917-375-1224

_ Photos: Carolyn Lessard, clessard@ap.org, 212-621-1923, and NY Photo Desk, 212-621-1900.

Associated Press

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