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Sesame Street (tv program)

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  • Television host Stu Kerr, beloved by children, dies

    Stu Kerr, the pioneering television host whose many roles became fond memories for generations of Baltimore children, died early yesterday at his Riderwood home after an eight-year battle with bone marrow cancer. He was 66. His four-decade career in...
  • John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

    John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem
    John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money. How bad has the incarceration problem...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters

    Taking the Kids -- to Busch Gardens to get up-close and personal with animals ... and coasters
    This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please. It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat. Welcome to the state-of-the-...
  • 'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument

    'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument
    From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America." Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
  • The other Birdman

    The other Birdman
    Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
  • Talking with Scott Stuckey, the man behind 'Pancake Mountain'

    Talking with Scott Stuckey, the man behind 'Pancake Mountain'
    Is "Pancake Mountain" finally ready for its close-up? After a decade as an intermittent, now-you-see-it, now-you-don't cult item, the alt-rock guerrilla kids' dance party, forged in the crucible of Washington, D.C., cable-access television and spread like...
  • WATCH: One Direction's Harry Styles, Liam Payne Sing the Alphabet on 'Sesame Street'

    The members of One Direction have been churning out pop hits since they came together after competing on "The X-Factor," but their latest musical endeavor involves a much simpler tune. In advance of the group's upcoming appearance in "Sesame Street's"...
  • Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years

    Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years
    Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie." Oh, and he's also Big Bird. That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule

    PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule
    Like so many classic works, from "War and Peace" to "Great Expectations," "Sesame Street" is now getting an abridged version.  PBS and Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday it will be adding a shortened, 30-minute version of the long-running educational...
  • 'Sesame Street' to Add Half-Hour Show on PBS Kids

    PBS Kids will introduce a half-hour version of "Sesame Street" this fall, the network announced Wednesday. From Monday, Sept. 1, the half-hour show will air on weekday afternoons on PBS stations in addition to the one-hour series that airs weekday...
  • Celebrating 45 Years with the Writers of 'Sesame Street'

    Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right. " 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...