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'Sesame Street' Nears 1 Billion Views On YouTube

11:51 AM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - "Sesame Street" is headed for Justin Bieber territory, nearing 1 billion views on YouTube.

The children's program is closing in on the digital milestone usually reserved for the likes of pop stars and cat videos. "Sesame Street" will soon pass 1 billion views on YouTube, and it's celebrating the mark with a campaign to put itself over the hump.

"Sesame Street" on Thursday will post a video featuring the character Telly Monster, urging viewers to click the show past the final 20 million views and unlock a "top secret video."

Naturally, for the nonprofit children's series, it's a teaching moment, too. Don't be surprised if Count von Count shows up to ponder such a big number.

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