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Dr. Lucille Burbank: Being a Consultant on Sesame Street, Recalling Some Awesome Interviews from Giants in Children's Television - Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, and Sesame Street-and Discussing Lucille's book - The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, 3rd Ed. This is episode 381 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Dr. Lucille Burbank is a successful educational media consultant and author. Based on her behind-the-scenes work in the research division of Sesame Street, where she met with the show’s head writer to make important script changes, she wasted the definitive 50-year celebration of the historic children’s program, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, 3rd Edition.

The recipient of a doctoral degree from Temple University, Dr. Burbank has worked in educational media and technology towards the advancement of education and special education for several decades. Receiving a scholarship while earning her doctorate, allowed her to conduct a much larger dissertation study on three prominent children’s television shows: Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Sesame Street.

Burbank was recently honored as Author of the Decade and inducted into the hall of fame of The International Association of Top Professionals. She received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, was named Top female Executive by Worldwide Branding, and has served as a delegate for the International Women’s Leadership Association.

Her impressive repertoire of work experience included consulting for the Sesame Workshop, NASA, and the New Jersey Department of Civil Service. Dr. Burbank taught media design and production courses at community colleges and was a media/technology coordinator for the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Resource Center for Special Education. She wrote numerous articles on educational media and technology.

Dr. Burbank is also a sought-after lecturer, presenter and public speaker. She has conducted numerous workshops and was an invited presenter for state and national conventions. She presented at the Indiana University Summer Media Conference, and was a valued participant at the Lake Okoboji Educational Media Leadership Conference. She was a presenter at the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, the International Communications Industries Association, the Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association, the International Visual Literacy Association, Inc., the health Education Media Association, the Association for Indiana Media Educators, the NAVA Institutes for Effective communications, the NAVA Institute for Professional Development, the Illinois Media Association, and the USAID sponsored workshops in Washington, D.C.

She recently published a new edition of her educational pamphlet, 52 Tips for Parents: Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media.

Raised in Larchmont, New York, she now resides in San Diego, California. For more information, please consult: 

Today we are focused on Dr. Burbank’s book - The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street.

So much to learn today!

If you have ever watched Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and/or Captain Kangaroo, you are going to take a fun journey down memory lane.

Awesome conversation!

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