Sesame Street is debuting Julia, the first muppet with autism. And the new “Power Rangers” movie includes Billy, the blue ranger, also on the autism spectrum. Both depictions are garnering praise from autism advocates who have long criticized Hollywood’s portrayals…
By Gretchen Frazee
In this week’s quiz, test your knowledge of why young men join al-Shabab, what Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his call-in show, and a new character starring on Sesame Street.
By Larisa Epatko
Zari, a young Afghan Muppet, will appear in the fifth season of Baghch-e Simsim, Afghanistan's version of Sesame Street.
By Sandy Petrykowski
Joining Abby Cadabby and Elmo on “Sesame Street” is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism.
By Joshua Barajas
Writer and actor Sonia Manzano played the character of Maria on “Sesame Street” for 44 years before announcing her retirement. In her new memoir, “Becoming Maria,” Manzano recounts her tough childhood in the South Bronx and how she used her…
How do you choose a favorite muppet? Actor Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on Sesame Street for more than 40 years, has some thoughts.
By Corinne Segal
By PBS NewsHour
Sesame Street, the beloved children's television series and PBS staple since 1969, will have a new address coming this fall. A five-year partnership with HBO means episodes will air first on the premium pay cable channel before appearing on public…
By Joshua Barajas
After calling PBS home for 45 years, HBO is now how you get to “Sesame Street.” Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group that produces the show, announced Thursday that the next five seasons of the popular educational children's show will start…
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