Sesame Workshop Cuts Staff 20%

The producer of Sesame Street is laying off a fifth of its work force due to the recession.

The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said 67 members of its staff of 355 people will be let go.

Sesame Workshop was founded in 1968 and brought Sesame Street to television the following year. It has remained a staple of children’s broadcasting for 40 years, growing to encompass a large output of TV programs, books, merchandise and interactive content.