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Editorial: “Sesame Street”’s portrayal of addiction is commendable

“Sesame Street” introduced Karli, a muppet with a parent struggling with addiction, in May.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 13, 2019

“Sesame Street” should be commended for its efforts.

Editorial: ‘Sesame Street’ misses educational opportunity

Bert and Ernie perform in a scene in the 1978 TV special, “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.”

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 21, 2018

Bert and Ernie — the beloved roommates of “Sesame Street” — aren't gay. For a show that has made concerted efforts to portray the kind of diversity that children experience in real life, this is a disappointing revelation.

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