Sesame Street

 In this March 3, 2017 file photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
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July 18, 2019 - 1:45 pm
By Ashraf Khalil Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt,...
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'Sesame Street' introduced Karli, a Muppet in foster care.
Sesame Street via CNN
May 20, 2019 - 3:58 pm
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- "Sesame Street" has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families. The center of the new initiative is a Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of "for-now...
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This image released by HBO shows the cast of the popular children's show "Sesame Street." Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and hitting the road.
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April 16, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Bird, Elmo and stars of "Sesame Street" are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip. The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Tuesday a selection of Muppets will take part in a 10-city trip to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary campaign with free park...
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For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness.
Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink...
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In this April 10, 2008, file photo Lynn Finkel, stage manager for "Sesame Street" slates a taping with Big Bird in New York.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
October 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old...
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Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street"
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September 19, 2018 - 6:27 am
By Sandra Gonzalez (CNN) -- Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. In a statement, Sesame Workshop was prompted to address the famous puppets' relationship after a former writer for "Sesame Street" said his own relationship with another man inspired his writing of the characters. "I always felt...
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Detail from poster art for "The Happytime Murders," a film starring Melissa McCarthy.
STX Films via AP
May 31, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York ruled Wednesday against the makers of "Sesame Street" in a dispute with the distributor of the upcoming Melissa McCarthy movie, "The Happytime Murders." U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ruled that distributor STX Productions can continue to use the tagline "...
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2018 CinemaCon Warner Brothers Studio Presentation
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May 30, 2018 - 1:35 pm
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of a company marketing and distributing a new Melissa McCarthy movie says a lawsuit from the makers of "Sesame Street" could be "potentially catastrophic" for the film's success if a judge agrees to order the removal of "NO SESAME,...
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Melissa McCarthy
Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK
May 26, 2018 - 8:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film. A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop...
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