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'Sesame Street' Shrinks in Crowded Kids' TV Market

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'Sesame Street' Shrinks in Crowded Kids' TV Market

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'Sesame Street' Shrinks in Crowded Kids' TV Market

'Sesame Street' Shrinks in Crowded Kids' TV Market

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The pioneering PBS children's show Sesame Street, which is in its 35th season, has substantially reduced its writing staff and will only create 26 new episodes this year. The cuts come as PBS faces increased competition for preschoolers' attention from fare on cable TV and video. Jon Kalish reports.