Sesame Street director’s death a mystery
Sesame Street director who also worked on soap operas including The Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow, The Secret Storm and As the World Turns has died. Emily Squires, 71, died last week at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Squires’s husband, Len Belzer, said the cause of death is still to be determined. Squires directed the Sesame Street children’s television series from 1982 to 2007 while also writing for the program. She directed several Sesame Street TV specials as well as other children’s programs such as the US channel PBS show Between the Lions, which promoted reading. Squires later directed documentaries including Visions of Perfect Worlds, a conversation with the Dalai Lama.