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Bert And Ernie New Yorker Cover

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It's worth noting that Sesame Street has said that the two characters do not have a sexual orientation. But it's a clear nod to the effect that pop culture has played in shifting public opinion on gay marriage over the past decade.

Back story:

In your mind, what's the significance of the TV being in black & white?

1) Visual: Bert and Ernie stand out

2) Emotive: feels/looks like history in the making

3) Symbolic:  divisive issue

Wait a minute, the cover price for the New Yorker is $7 !!!!!????