Sesame Workshop’s CEO and President, Gary E. Knell will be addressing the National Press Club. Some of our favorite fuzzy and blue monsters from Sesame Street, Grover and Cookie Monster, will be making an appearance as well. The luncheon will be December 8, 2009. Knell will discuss the educational mission and history of Sesame Street, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Knell’s remarks will begin at 1:00, followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by telephoning Pat Nelson at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501. Cost of luncheon admission is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission. Children’s tickets are available at the member price of $17.