Television: Sesame Seedling

With the functional illiteracy rate in the U.S. estimated possibly as high as 25%, President Nixon last year proclaimed the 1970s as the "Right to Read" decade. It sounded like many another empty proclamation, except that in this instance the Government assigned the problem in part to the Children's Television Workshop, those truly wonderful folks who gave us the classic show of the preschool generation, Sesame Street. On Thursday night, Oct. 21, some 145 commercial channels will carry a sneak preview of what 18 months of research, a budget of $7,000,000* and the...

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