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Sesame Street (tv program)
'Sesame Street' and the number of the day: 45 years on TV
'Sesame Street' and the number of the day: 45 years on TV

Calling "Sesame Street" children's programming is like calling "Saturday Night Live" a sketch comedy show or "The Simpsons" a cartoon. Technically it may be accurate, but the label fails to grasp its wide and powerful reach in pop culture. Case in point: During a recent visit to "The Tonight Show," Maroon 5's Adam Levine stumbled on the words to "The Muffin Man" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," but he got the lyrics to the "Sesame Street" theme spot-on. As the series kicks off its 45th season this week, it looks to maintain its cultural place by doing what it's always done: teach basic learning...

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