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July 17, 2023 34 mins
Since its initial premiere, the children's television program Sesame Street achieved immense popularity and acclaim, captivating millions of viewers throughout the United States. However, there was a notable exception to its widespread reach: the state of Mississippi. It was purported that the decision to prohibit the show on their educational television station stemmed from concerns over its racially diverse cast. But was that truly the case? To uncover the truth behind this narrative, this captivating episode delves into the real events surrounding the ban of Sesame Street in Mississippi. Images, links, and transcripts for this podcast can be found at The Useless Information Podcast is a member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit to listen to more great podcasts just like this one. Please contact if you would like to advertise on our podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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