Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sesame Street

Yousuf Karsh with Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, 1990

The beloved children’s television program Sesame Street debuted on this day, November 10, in 1969, and featured Jim Henson’s Muppets. In 2018, it was estimated that 86 million Americans had watched the series as children. As of that year, Sesame Street had won 189 Emmy Awards and 11 Grammy Awards, more than any other children’s show. By the show’s 40th anniversary in 2009, it was broadcast in more than 140 countries.

Jim Henson was photographed in 1990, and his portrait was published in American Legends.