Sesame Street

Lizzy Buczak
April 02, 2020 - 2:17 pm
‘Sesame Street’ is celebrating Autism Acceptance Day with a new content featuring Julia, the first muppet with autism who made her debut on the children’s series in 2017. Read on to find out what issues the episode will address.
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"Sesame Street" characters promoting the 2020 Census
Sesame Workshop via AP
AP News
March 09, 2020 - 11:40 am
No other age group was under-counted more during the last once-a-decade census than children under age 5, researchers say. Sesame Street is hoping to use Count von Count to change that. Read more here.
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Caroll Spinney, center, best known for his TV character "Big Bird" from Sesame Street, receives an honorary doctor of Humane Letters degree from Eastern Connecticut State University President David G. Carter, right.
Steve Miller/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 08, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. Read more here.
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Front row from left, 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Lloyd Morrisett, back row from left, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, and characters from "Sesame Street."
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AP News
December 08, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire awaited their turn in the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts. Read more here.
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 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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