Media advisory: UB experts available to discuss Sesame Street, stock market, mass shootings

'NewsTips' Web site will be updated regularly with listing of faculty experts

Release Date: November 9, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, the Dow's climb to its highest point in a year and the shootings in Orlando and at Fort Hood in Texas.

A listing of the experts is available at

Members of the media are invited to regularly check this new UB "NewsTips" Web site. A listing of faculty available to discuss news topics and trends will be updated weekly.

"'Sesame Street' was groundbreaking in many ways," says Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and a nationally known media critic and analyst. "It was way ahead of the curve on showing multiracial characters and depicting 'street life' in lower income neighborhoods. Also the use of pop culture as an educational tool was an inspiration."

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Media Contact Information

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