Muppet Central Reviews - Sesame Street Unpaved
Various reviews of a guide book to the show.
Muppet Central Reviews - Strong Museum Sesame Street Exhibit
About an interactive exhibit in Rochester, New York.
Wikinews: Sesame Street to promote healthy lifestyles
PBS has recently decided it was time their Cookie Monster was sent on a diet. Sesame Street's cookie-loving Muppet icon developed a sudden interest in vegetables, as part of PBS's drive to instill a healthy lifestyle in children. (April 11, 2005)
NPR : 'Sesame Street' Shrinks in Crowded Kids' TV Market
The pioneering PBS children's show Sesame Street, which is in its 35th season, has substantially reduced its writing staff and will only create 26 new episodes this year. The cuts come as PBS faces increased competition for preschoolers' attention from fare on cable TV and video. Jon Kalish reports. [4:27 Realaudio broadcast] (June 01, 2004)
NPR : 'Sesame Street' Turns 35: Kevin Clash and Elmo
NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Kevin Clash, puppeteer and the voice of the popular Sesame Street character Elmo, about his career working with puppets and the 35th anniversary of Sesame Street. [9:09 streaming audio broadcast.] (April 07, 2004)
NPR : William Galison's Harmonica Jazz
William Galison is one of the world's leading harmonica players. He is heard on the theme of the children's TV show Sesame Street, and has also worked on a number of movie soundtracks. Now Galison is teaming with jazz singer Madi Peyroux on a recording entitled Got You On My Mind, to be released in February. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and Galison about the album, his career, and how he got involved with Sesame Street. [9:18 Realaudio broadcast] (January 18, 2004)
NPR : Retrospective on Composer and Writer Jim Moss
Moss was one of the original creators and writers of Sesame Street. Moss created Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, and wrote such songs as 'Rubber Ducky' and 'People in Your Neighborhood.' He won 14 Emmys, four Grammys and an Academy Award nomination for his work on Sesame Street and with the Muppets. Moss was also the author of books for children, including Hieronymus White: A Bird Who Believed That He Always Was Right. He died in 1998 at the age of 56. [20:26 Realaudio broadcast] (December 30, 2003)
NPR : Interrogation Music
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Christopher Cerf, who has written songs for Sesame Street for over 30 years, and is most recently the co-editor of the Iraq War Reader, about a new tactic used by the United States military on Iraqi prisoners of war. U.S. Psy Ops is playing heavy metal music and songs from the children's programs Sesame Street and Barney for extended periods in order to persuade the prisoners to reveal secret information. [4:25 Realaudio broadcast] (June 07, 2003)
BBC News- Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs
US interrogators are using Western children's tunes and heavy metal music to break the will of Iraqi prisoners. (May 20, 2003)
NPR : A Life Inside Big Bird
At eight-foot-two, he's easily the biggest star in children's television. But it's a small world inside the costume of Sesame Street's Big Bird. Caroll Spinney, who also performs Oscar the Grouch, discusses the evolution of Big Bird with NPR's Bob Edwards. See a video clip of Spinney's characters. (May 05, 2003)
NPR : Sesame Street's 30th
As the 30th anniversary of the famed children's program approaches, Weekend Edition popular culture commentator Steven Stark looks at its longevity. [2:43 Realaudio broadcast] (October 24, 1999)
CNN - Big Bird and Kmart do business on the Web - May 6, 1999
How do you get past the sticky issue of marketing kids' products on the Internet without exploiting children? The answer may lie in the company you keep. (May 06, 1999)
BBC News: Big Bird's big day
The series which started as a way of teaching children their ABCs is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (November 17, 1998)
CNN - 'Sesame Street' takes a bow to 30 animated years - November 12, 1998
It's been 30 years since Kermit the Frog and Big Bird first sang their way into the hearts of TV-viewing kids. Back then, "Sesame Street" could only be seen on PBS in the United States. It's now an institution in 140 countries. (November 13, 1998)
NPR : Remembering Jeffrey Moss
Remembrance of the creator of Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and the bathtime classic, "Rubber Ducky." Jeffrey Moss, longtime Sesame Street collaborator, died this week at the age of 56. Jon Kalish has an appreciation. [2:43 Realaudio broadcast] (September 26, 1998)
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