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  • US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street

    06/05/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6/5/2012 | Sebastian Abbot
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of Sesame Street, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The decision came as a Pakistani newspaper reported allegations of corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative. The organization in question is the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop, a group in the city of Lahore that jointly developed the show with Sesame Workshop, the creator of the American series. The show, which includes Elmo and a host of new Pakistani characters, first aired in December and was supposed to run for...