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Gerald Lesser; professor kept fun in ‘Sesame Street’

Gerald Lesser, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, developed the curriculum for “Sesame Street.’’ Below, Dr. Lesser on the set with Kermit the Frog. (©Susie Fitzhugh) Gerald Lesser, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, developed the curriculum for “Sesame Street.’’ Below, Dr. Lesser on the set with Kermit the Frog. (©Susie Fitzhugh)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / September 29, 2010

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Many educators in the 1960s saw television as something that distracted children from learning as they stared aimlessly at screens. Most television producers, meanwhile, thought that adding educational aspects would make shows dull. (Full article: 1018 words)

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