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.
By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
This first episode of “Sesame Street” — sponsored by the letters W, S and E and the numbers 2 and 3 — aired in the fall of 1969. The show was designed by education professionals and child psychologists with one goal: to…
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
November marks the 50th anniversary of public television’s “Sesame Street," a cultural landmark widely praised for its approach to children’s programming. But beyond the songs and fun, "Sesame Street" does some serious work for those in need, providing special support…
By Hari Sreenivasan
Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
By Associated Press
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 was also Oscar the Grouch.
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 Larisa Epatko
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 Sandy Petrykowski
Zari, a young Afghan Muppet, will appear in the fifth season of Baghch-e Simsim, Afghanistan's version of Sesame Street.
By Joshua Barajas
Joining Abby Cadabby and Elmo on “Sesame Street” is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism.
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