President Obama congratulates Sesame Street on its 40 years

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President Barack Obama has released a minute-long video praising Sesame Street on its 40th anniversary year — or, as he says, “this video is brought to you by the number 40.” He congratulates the show “as a parent, and as the president,” and recalls watching it with his younger sister. His two girls as well “learned a great deal” from the show. “There are many adults who can stand to learn again the lessons Sesame Street offers: Compassion, kindness and respect for our differences,” the president noted.