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Apr 12
“Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin”

“Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

A cultural history scholar will discuss how feelings toward American culture changed in several European countries in the 1970s with the advent of Sesame Street on children’s television. Helle Strandgaard Jensen, an assistant professor of contemporary cultural history at Aarhus University in Denmark, will present “Capitalist Kermit and his Chubby Cousin: Sesame Street and the 1970s Transatlantic Battle for Children’s TV." The lecture is presented by the Department of History, the University Libraries, and the College of Communications Pockrass Lectureship at Penn State.