Whole generations grow up with "Sesame Street" in their childhood. Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the children's television classic in Germany. This is also worth special recognition for the "Daily Topics".
For the 50th anniversary of "Sesame Street", the "Daily Topics" let the puppets dance. In excerpts published in advance on the social media channels of the ARD news program, Ernie can be seen in pajamas and Bert with a tie. "When will pajamas really catch on here?" asks Ernie in his striped pajamas.
In the conversation with moderator Caren Miosga produced in advance of the broadcast on Friday evening, Ernie and Bert also reported on their differences of opinion over the past 50 years and how they have been able to put up with each other for so long.
In addition to the puppet performance on Friday evening, the first broadcasts a "daily topic special: 50 years of Sesame Street" on Sunday morning. In it, the Cookie Monster speaks a comment. The special broadcast will also be moderated by Caren Miosga.
"Sesame Street", as the children's television classic with its popular dolls is originally called, was first broadcast on US television on November 10, 1969. The idea for this came from the American television producer Joan Ganz Cooney. The legendary puppeteer Jim Henson designed the characters before he later celebrated success with adult audiences with the "Muppet Show".
In Germany, "Sesame Street" was shown for the first time in 1973 - on Sunday it is therefore celebrating its 50th anniversary in this country. Initially only the synchronized US episodes were broadcast, but from 1978 the program was given its own German background story. Numerous celebrities have appeared in it to this day - from the actors Liselotte Pulver and Horst Janson in the early days to the comedians Dirk Bach, Anke Engelke and Annette Frier in later years.