We forget how much the world has changed since Sesame Street started teaching all Americans to read. According to Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times, the Sesame Street Season 1 has been labeled not suitable for children. She quotes the DVD case:
These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.
I'm really curious - those of you who remember the world before Sesame Street: what changed?