June 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1973, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p397
Academic Journal
This article reports that two original foreign language versions of "Sesame Street," the experimental television series for preschool children, will be produced for viewing by Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking audiences in Latin America. The Spanish-language version, titled "Plaza Sesamo," will be made in Mexico City and has a potential audience of 22 million preschool children in 17 Spanish-speaking countries in the western hemisphere and in Puerto Rico. The Portuguese version will be directed at the 11.5 million preschool children in Brazil and will be produced in Sao Paulo. The new shows, which will be broadcast for an hour each weekday, will combine entertainment and education to teach basic learning skills to children between the ages of three and six. Both will use many of the techniques, as well as some of the puppets and animated cartoon films, developed for the English language series created by the Children's Television Workshop which has been broadcast in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries throughout the world for the past two-and-a- half years.


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