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Als die Sesamstaße nach Deutschland kam ("When Sesame Street Came to Germany") is a 45-minute documentary about Sesame Street and its German co-production Sesamstrasse by Grit Fischer and Maik Gizinski. It first aired as part of the Unsere Geschichte (Our History) series on January 1, 2013 on NDR.

The TV special technically debuted in a special preview stream online on December 28, 2012. It is still currently available online at - Unsere Geschichte: Als die Sesamstraße ins deutsche TV kam.

Included are interviews with key players of both countries' productions and German guest stars, chronicling the shows' history, and a behind-the-scenes look into the filming of Sesamstrasse's special 40th Anniversary Episode.



  • A film by: Grit Fischer and Maik Gizinski
  • Editor: Philine Bohmann
  • Camera: Andreas Färber, Stefan Söffgen, André Bacher
  • Narration: Stephan Schad
  • Sound Editing: Gero von Gerlach
  • Graphics: Kay Penndorf, Pascale Guillon
  • Image Engineering: Arne Kühl
  • Executive Producer: Michael Schinschke
  • Line Producer: Olav Jacobs

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