Sesame Street Received $1 Million From Stimulus, Created 1.47 Jobs

Posted by on Oct 09, 2012 at 8:13 am

No wonder PBS is so desperate to stay on the government dole.

Sesame Workshop, the independent nonprofit corporation that produces the popular childrens’ program Sesame Street, received a $1,067,532 stimulus bill grant in August 2010, via the Department of Health and Human Services.

The funding was to promote healthy eating according to the federal website:

SW [i.e., Sesame Workshop] will carry out an expansion of its highly successful Healthy Habits for Life initiative, which promotes improved nutrition and increased physical activity, targeting low-income preschool-aged children and their families and care providers.

The projected created “1.47″ new jobs, the website reported. How they could calculate this to a hundredth of a percent is anybody’s guess. In any event, that comes out to about $726,000 per job created.

Instead of any accountability, however, it’s time to use Big Bird as a pawn in political ads. Just pathetic.


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