Interview with Gary Knell of Sesame Workshop
30 Nov 2009

Interview with Gary Knell of Sesame Workshop

Gary Knell is President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, has been a major force behind Sesame Street’s global mission, and has helped the program expand to South Africa, Russia, China and Egypt. He spoke on the topic of “innovation” at the 2009 WISE Summit, and was able to answer a few of Education Future’s questions after one of the events.

30 Nov 2009

Gary Knell, President and CEO of Sesame WorkshopGlobal initiatives are often discussed but rarely implemented, and rarely come in the form of a forty-year-old television show. With the international expansion of Sesame Street, one of the most innovative and engaging children’s programs is establishing early childhood learning curriculum throughout the globe.

Sesame Workshop President and CEO, Gary Knell, spoke on innovation and early childhood development at the 2009 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar.

Education Futures was able to corner Mr. Knell after an awards dinner and ask him about a globalized Sesame Street, emerging technology, and Baby Einstein.

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  1. @tomelko August 19th, 2013 11:55AM

    Here’s an interview I did with outgoing NPR CEO Gary Knell in Qatar.