S6E4 Bert and Ernie Eh? The Canadianization of Sesame Street



In the late 1960s the television phenomenon that was Sesame Street came north of the 49th parallel. While extremely popular amongst Canadian youth significant debate flared up over the fact that it was American television programming in a time when Canada was going through an acute identity crisis. Something had to be done to turn this popular children’s show into a program that showcased unique Canadian values and ideas.