I moved to the US from Germany with my family in 1969, when I was 5. My brother and I learned English in large part by watching the children’s shows on Thirteen. My mother, who was then in her thirties, also learned English by watching Sesame Street! The show seems like an old friend because it welcomed me, at a time in my life when all of my surroundings were strange and new. I later enjoyed sharing it with my kids.