“PBS will still carry the new shows, but nine months after they air exclusively on HBO. (A spokeswoman tells us that, this fall, PBS will continue to air Sesame Street reruns in its current schedule of one hour in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon until Nov. 15. After that, the show will move to a 30-minute format airing once each weekday morning.)

As new episodes and new content go behind a premium cable pay wall, will low-income kids who might not be able to afford HBO now have trouble getting to Sesame Street?

For parents and educators, that’s a big question. Since 1969, the show has played a big role as an educational service with a mission to serve the underprivileged.”

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