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Loving your curls

Sesame Street teaches little black girls to love their hair.


Sweepin’ the clouds away

Gerald Lesser, the chief adviser for Sesame Street, died last month. Former colleagues say he was like sunshine on the set.


Tomorrow and tomorrow and … today!

Geeking out to Shakespeare: Macbeth, Patrick Stewart, Klingons and the letter B.


Photo: Happy Birthday Jim!

Jim Henson is one of the most widely known puppeteers in history. He was born September 24, 1936. In 1966, he was approached by public television producer Joan Ganz Cooney to create a family of characters for a new children’s television show that, through skits, songs and performances, would teach children more than just letters [...]


  Next week’s news: The college edition

A lot of people have been asking themselves lately whether a college education is really worth. So this week, Andy turns to two PBS pals for answers: Elmo and Ken Burns.

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