Maria on “Sesame Street”

Sonia Manzano plays Maria on “Sesame Street.” This segment, produced by Paul Larson for “Art Express,” focuses on the art of puppetry and music to educate children through television. Manzano also discusses the importance of celebrating Latin American culture on television during the early 1970s, when few Latin Americans appeared on TV. The piece offers exclusive behind the scenes footage of “Sesame Street.” Scenes taken directly from episodes of “Sesame Street” are courtesy of Sesame Workshop. “Art Express” is a production of Mountain Lake PBS.