Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
You can if you live in New York - the city has actually named a street after the popular children's show.
And that show is 40 years old today! Take a walk down memory lane here.
Many of us here on World Report are of the Sesame Street generation. The show helped teach kids everything from counting to dealing with social issues (remember when Mr. Hooper died? Or Kami, the first HIV-positive muppet?)
And, Sesame Street promoted "Edutainment". Back in the early days, many parents loved it -- but also worried its fast-moving format (for its time) would condition kids to have short attention spans. Check out this piece in the Globe and Mail
The New York Times has an interesting look at how the show has changed with society. The Times says the election of U.S. president Barack Obama is sign of the kind of society Sesame Street was striving for over the last 40 years. In fact, First Lady Michelle Obama is appearing on today's episode.
And here's something we don't get to broadcast every day: CBC's New York correspondent David Common did an interview with Elmo to mark today's anniversary. If you missed it live on World Report this morning, not to worry! Just download our podcasts at 5, 8 and 11 a.m. ET.
Nicole Ireland, Producer, World Report
- New 'Democracy as we know it is dead': Filipino journalists fight fake news video
- The bogus stories that pollute the internet in the Philippines are startling in their venom, frequency and sometimes clumsy attempts to look real, writes Adrienne Arsenault.
- Analysis 'America Last': A dangerous reaction to Trump's trade bullying: Don Pittis
- The U.S. president's irrational tirades against Canadian lumber, dairy and energy seem part of a strategy to alienate U.S. trade allies. If so, there are signs it is working.
- Israel says airstrike targeting Hezbollah in Syria consistent with their policy
- Syrian rebel and intelligence sources said Israel struck an arms supply hub on Thursday operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where weapons from Tehran are regularly sent by commercial and military cargo planes.
- United Airlines to offer up to $10K US to bumped passengers
- United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 US as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.
- Trump won't opt out of NAFTA at present time, White House says video
- Donald Trump, the White House said in a statement late Wednesday, has "agreed not to terminate NAFTA" and looks forward to renegotiating the tripartite agreement, just hours after reports leaked indicating his administration was considering, among its options, scrapping the deal that has stood for decades altogether.