May 9, 1995 in Nation/World

‘Sesame Street’ Producer Dies At 64

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David D. Connell, the original executive producer of “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company,” died of cancer on Friday at his home in River Edge, N.J. He was 64.

The educational programs Connell led showed that learning can be entertaining. In his world, lessons were delivered with sharp lyrics, appealing music and repartee. And the teacher often was an 8-foot-tall yellow bird.

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