'Sesame Street' accused of ageism after axing 3 original cast members

It's a sad day on Sesame Street. The long-running children's show is dealing with backlash after firing three beloved actors who have been with the show since its beginnings half a century ago.

Generations of viewers grew up watching Bob McGrath, who played Bob the music teacher; Roscoe Orman, who played Gordon the science teacher; and Emilio Delgado, who played "Mr. Fix-It" Luis. But they'll no longer be on the show, due to a decision by the show's producers.

McGrath issued a statement indicating that he was discriminated against because of his age.

Click here for details and other changes to the show from Fox News.

UPDATE: The show appears to be reconsidering its decision due to a strong response.