Sesame Street Cloaks Sneaky U.S. Ideology

May 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;May1974, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p320
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the television program "Sesame Street," showing American children of many national origins enjoying what they're learning and all the toys, games, and treats that are part of the American way. Journalists in Mexico and Moscow, Soviet Union have attacked the television program "Sesame Street" as nothing more than a propaganda ploy of the Americans. One of the objections, carried first in the Mexican publication, "Siempre," and reprinted with embellishments in the Russian publication, "Sovietskaya Cultura," repeats an earlier objection made in the British press, that "Sesame Street" squelches a child's initiative, teaching him to accept what he is told.


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