Sesame Workshop’s Ed Wells & Kay Wilson Stallings

Ed Wells, senior VP of international media and education at Sesame Workshop, and Kay Wilson Stallings, the company’s senior VP of creative development, talked to TV Kids Weekly’s Anna Carugati about how the Sesame legacy is being carried on today.

Sesame Workshop has also broadened out recently, developing Esme & Roy, for example, as its first animated series in the last decade. And there’s more on the planner. It has also struck a deal with Apple to develop a new slate of kids’ programming for the tech giant’s planned streaming service.

This year marks a milestone anniversary for the classic kids’ series Sesame Street, which is celebrating 50 years of delivering positive and inclusive messaging for children. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the long-running TV show, has revealed a slew of new social impact initiatives, digital campaigns and community events in honor of the occasion. The Sesame Street brand has evolved over the years to include spin-offs with beloved characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby. All the while, Sesame Workshop has maintained its core mission to “help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger and kinder.”