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Sonia Manzano on becoming Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’

Clip: 08/26/2015 | 6m 33s

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 experiences to help other children. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Manzano about her journey to playing a beloved role model.

Aired: 08/26/15

Rating: NR

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