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Cooney, Joan Ganz

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Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Producers

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1929 - Joan Ganz Cooney, born on the 30th of November in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an American businesswoman and television producer. She is one of the founders of the Children's Television Workshop (now known as Sesame Workshop), and the organization famous for the creation of the children's television show Sesame Street.

1951 - Received her B.A. degree in education from the University of Arizona.

       - Went with a friend to Washington, D.C. to work for the United States government, organizing Foreign Student Exchange for the State Department.

1980 - She is currently married to Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, since April, and lives in New York City.

       - Went with a friend to Washington, D.C. to work for the United States government, organizing Foreign Student Exchange for the State Department.

1995 - Awarded with Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1998 - She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

2003 - Received the National Humanities Medal.

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