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These familiar faces will soon be appearing on another channel.
August 13, 2015 For the next five seasons of Sesame Street, episodes will air first on HBO before they're made available to PBS for free nine months later.
Gordon (played by Roscoe Orman), Maria (played by Sonia Manzano), and The Count on Sesame Street's 42nd season. Manzano is closing out a Sesame Street career that began in 1971.
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July 2, 2015 Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell — a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
Raya might tickle Elmo with toilet paper if he doesn't use it properly.
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October 1, 2014 She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."
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The New Yorker's July 8 and 15th cover.
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June 28, 2013 Bert and Ernie — yes, Sesame Street's Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.
That's one big duck floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor this month.
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May 6, 2013 Created by a Dutch artist, it's floating in Victoria Harbor for the month of May. See if the same song pops into your head as popped into ours.
Puppeteer Kevin Clash and Elmo.
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November 13, 2012 The man said that he and Kevin Clash had a sexual relationship, but it was between consenting adults.
November 12, 2012 Sesame Street Workshop says Kevin Clash denies a young man's accusation that they had an improper relationship. The organization also says it investigated and concluded the allegation is "unsubstantiated." But Clash exercised poor judgment and violated the organization's policy on Internet usage.
A protester dressed as "Big Bird" outside a Mitt Romney rally Friday in Abingdon, Va.
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October 5, 2012 The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
October 4, 2011 It's no surprise that Sesame Street is tackling a tough issue. It's been doing that from the start in 1969. Just in the last year, the show has featured a story line where a parent loses a job, and another on parent death.
Incoming NPR CEO and President Gary Knell.
October 2, 2011 He has led Sesame Workshop for a dozen years. NPR launched the search for a new CEO and president last March, after Vivian Schiller departed following controversies that led the board to conclude she couldn't effectively lead the organization.
June 29, 2010 Big Bird's one of Sesame Street's most beloved characters. But what the heck kind of bird is he? Biologist Mike Dickison has figured it out.
December 22, 2009 Two remarkable people have died in the past week. Remembering Alaina Reed-Amini and Kim Peek.
November 12, 2009 Sesame Street confronts the death of Mr. Hooper — head on.
November 10, 2009 Sesame Street provided the soundtrack of my childhood. I watched the show every day. As a latchkey kid, I kept myself company by singing aloud in front of the television set.
November 5, 2009 Everyone's talking about Sesame Street on the eve of its 40th season. Here are some thought-provoking takes.
July 7, 2008 WALL-E's winning hearts across America... How do animators design cute robots?
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September 6, 2007 It's no secret I grew up on PBS. At our house, TV was limited to PBS and sports for our formative years, and my mom loves to tell the story (OK, she only tells it when I
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