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  • 1 2 3 4 5~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~A B C D E

    11/06/2009 4:51:03 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 83 replies · 4,398+ views
    In honor of Sesame Street celebrating 40 years... Sesame Street explains a Ponzi Scheme Ten Top Ways to Tell if Your Kid is Watching Too Much Sesame Street 10) Always pointing out that "one of these things is not like the others". 9) Knows everybody in the neighborhood, and what they do, and can sing a little song about it. 8) Whenever running or jumping, is trailed by six afterimages. 7) Checks under garbage cans for furry legs. 6) Eats an entire box of cookies (including the box) in less than a minute. 5) Insists that pigeons have fascinating personalities....
  • Commentary: Dealing With Loss on Sesame Street

    10/15/2009 4:34:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 635+ views
    NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2009 – To the envy of all the neighborhood kids, I was invited to New York yesterday to attend the taping of a special Sesame Workshop production aimed at helping military children. Elmo's dad, Louie, helps Elmo cope with the loss of his Uncle Jack during the filming of a Sesame Workshop video aimed at helping military children deal with the loss of a loved one. Elmo wears his uncle's hat in memory and celebration of his uncle's life. The video was filmed in Queens, New York, Oct. 14, 2009. Courtesy photo by Gil Vaknin  (Click photo...
  • Muppets Help Military Kids Cope With Grief

    10/15/2009 4:44:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 282+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Samantha L. Quigley
    NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2009 – As filming for Sesame Workshop’s latest “Talk, Listen, Connect,” video got under way here yesterday, it became clear that while it’s not always sunny on Sesame Street, ultimately the clouds can be swept away. Deborah Mullen, wife of Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, poses with Elmo’s mom, Mae, on the New York set of Sesame Workshop’s third “Talk, Listen, Connect,” video Oct. 15, 2009. The new video in the TLC series addresses the loss of a loved one and offers parents and children alike tools to deal with...
  • Huckabee Shows "Tonight Show" Spoof of Sesame Street's "Big Bird" Scolding Michelle Obama - Video

    10/03/2009 9:13:32 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,119+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a brief video clip of Mike Huckabee showing a "Tonight Show" spoof of Sesame Street's "Big Bird" scolding First Lady Michelle Obama during a visit she made to the set. "The Tonight Show" changed some of the dialogue to have Big Bird hammering Michelle Obama for coming to push her husband's "socialist health care agenda." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Michelle Obama to promote gardening on "Sesame Street" (kicks off show's 40th anniversary season)

    09/29/2009 1:53:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,115+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/09 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is to kick off the 40th anniversary season of the children's TV show "Sesame Street" with a segment encouraging kids to plant gardens and eat healthy food. Obama, who is planting a fruit and vegetable garden on the grounds of the White House, will appear in the November10 season debut of "Sesame Street" -- the educational show for kids that is broadcast in more than 120 countries around the world. Producers said on Tuesday that Obama will teach the furry "residents" of Sesame Street about the benefits of growing a garden...
  • White House teams up with Sesame Street

    09/01/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 72 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | September 1, 2009 | Sam Youngman
    Three agencies are teaming up with Sesame Street to prepare school children for the new threat of the H1N1 virus. The White House announced Tuesday morning that the Homeland Security, Education, and Health and Human Services departments are enlisting the help of Elmo and Gordon from the long-running educational show to teach children how to avoid H1N1, also know as the swine flu. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with the secretaries of those three agencies and other administration officials later Tuesday afternoon to discuss the threat. Elmo, Gordon, the Sesame Workshop and the federal agencies will try to...
  • Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Military Children, Keep Families Connected

    07/16/2009 5:01:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2009 – “Sesame Street” usually conjures visions of Muppets teaching young children their letters and numbers, but they also teach life lessons to help military children cope with deployments, injuries, and now, loss. Sesame Rooms provide a child-friendly place for military children to play. Sesame Street will send a “room-in-a-box” to 35 locations across the United States, including military hospitals, libraries, child care centers, and family support centers. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The newest phase of Sesame Workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative is aimed at helping children cope with the...
  • Spotted: Kathleen Sebelius and Elmo

    05/22/2009 7:21:12 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 43 replies · 1,562+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Ed O'Keefe
    The Obama administration has recruited yet another Sesame Street character to help push a policy initiative, this time new efforts to raise awareness about children's health and safety. In an obvious snub at Miss Piggy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared earlier today with Elmo to launch a new public service announcement designed to encourage families with young children to protect themselves from swine flu. HHS will team up with Sesame Workshop and the Ad Council, which will distribute the PSAs to television stations nationwide. Elmo will appear with Sesame Street character Gordon to instructing children to wash...
  • The Laura Ingraham Show 5/8/09

    05/08/2009 7:07:56 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies · 481+ views ^ | 5/8/09 | Laura Ingraham
    The Laura Ingraham show is on.
  • First lady: 'Sesame Street' tops everything so far

    05/05/2009 6:43:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 2,527+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    NEW YORK – Inauguration Day? Nope. First puppy? Negative. Triumphal tour of Europe? Not even. First lady Michelle Obama called her appearance Tuesday on "Sesame Street" probably the best thing she's done since arriving in the White House. At the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, she thanked the diplomats and staff members promoting her husband's new foreign policy of global engagement. "I'm thrilled to be here, but I was just at 'Sesame Street' — I'm sorry," she said. "And I never thought I'd be on 'Sesame Street' with Elmo and Big Bird and I was thrilled. I'm still thrilled....
  • Downturn Hits Sesame Street

    03/12/2009 1:45:46 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 15 replies · 722+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3/11/2009 | By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
    The recession has spread from Wall Street to Sesame Street. The home of Elmo and Oscar the Grouch announced on Wednesday that it would eliminate a fifth of its 355-strong workforce as market turmoil ate into its income and assets.
  • Recession forcing layoffs at Sesame Workshop (cutting about one-fifth of its work force)

    03/11/2009 2:47:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 873+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK – The crisis on Wall Street is plaguing Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn. The New York-based company said Wednesday that it's eliminating 67 of 355 staff positions. Declaring it is "not immune to the unprecedented challenges of today's economic environment," the company pronounced a need "to operate with fewer resources in order to achieve our strategic priorities."
  • Mattel Gambles on Pricey Elmo for Holidays ($60 Elmo doll)

    10/10/2008 4:00:43 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 30 replies · 1,042+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/10/08 | Nicholas Casey
    For nearly two years, designers at Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price toiled to hide a maze of copper wires and microchips under the plush red fur of the company's newest Elmo toy. The resulting "Elmo Live" is its most advanced ever, able to cross its legs, flap its arms and fluidly mimic the famous television Muppet. All that wizardry, however, comes at a steep price. When Elmo Live arrives in stores on Tuesday, it will cost $60 -- about a third more than last year's model, and above the $50 tag that once was the high-water mark for most toys. Elmo Live...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Sesame Street Personality Quiz ~ September.24.2008

    09/23/2008 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 243 replies · 880+ views
    Serving the best Troops and Veterans in the World! | Mrs.Nooseman
    Freeper Canteen: The Sesame Street Personality Quiz   Today We Want To Know...The Sesame Street Personality Quiz Click here and take the quiz! At the last question, choose HTML, then submit, to get your answer. After you do so, please post your findings in the Canteen!   Have fun! 
  • America Supports You: Elmo and Friends Entertain, Educate Families

    08/26/2008 4:54:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 151+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 26, 2008 – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the program “Sesame Street,” and the United Service Organizations joined forces to bring “The Sesame Street Experience for Military Families” to 43 installations across the country. Amanda Moran of Military OneSource, helps Kassandra Chavez, 11, and her brother José, 9, put beading kits into a bag Aug. 10, 2008, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The table was one of many with giveaways and information at the “Sesame Street Experience.” U.S. Army photo by Cheryl Harrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The tour travels for...
  • America Supports You: Elmo Visits Military Kids to Help With Deployment Stress

    06/26/2008 4:47:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 78+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2008 – Sunny days will be just around the corner when Elmo and his friends bring “The Sesame Street Experience” to 43 military installations to help children trying to cope with parents’ deployments. Jillian Kules, 13 months, shows Leslye Arsht, deputy under secretary of defense for military community and family policy the new DVD she got June 26, 2008, at the launch of Sesame Workshop's "The Sesame Street Experience." Both the DVD and the live show were developed with the support of Arsht's office to help young military children cope with parents' deployments. Defense Dept. photo...
  • Sesame Street Coaches Kids Through Parent’s Deployments, Returns

    04/29/2008 4:50:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 100+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2008 – Following a workshop that helped children cope with a military parent’s deployment, the familiar, furry denizens of Sesame Street are starring in a new program focusing on multiple deployments and family adjustments upon a parent’s return. Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, today released “Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployment, Homecoming, Changes,” a video workshop that aims to aid children in understanding and unbundling the tangle of complex emotions many feel in the midst of a mother’s or father’s tours of duty away from home, and even broaches the difficult subject of dealing with...
  • Sweeping the Clouds Away

    11/20/2007 11:01:53 AM PST · by drew · 87 replies · 781+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/20/2007 | Virginia Heffernan
    November 18, 2007 The Medium Sweeping the Clouds Away By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Sunny days! The earliest episodes of “Sesame Street” are available on digital video! Break out some Keebler products, fire up the DVD player and prepare for the exquisite pleasure-pain of top-shelf nostalgia. Just don’t bring the children. According to an earnest warning on Volumes 1 and 2, “Sesame Street: Old School” is adults-only: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.” Say what? At a recent all-ages home screening, a hush fell over the room. “What did...
  • America Supports You: ‘Sesame Street’ Deployment Show Nominated for Emmy

    07/28/2007 12:35:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 239+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 26, 2007 – A television special that looks closely at challenges military families face when a parent is deployed has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program. In the Sesame Workshop’s Emmy-nominated, primetime special, “When Parents Are Deployed,” Elmo talks to his dad about his dad’s upcoming deployment. Photo by Richard Termine, used by permission of the copyright holder, Sesame Workshop  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Defense Department officials were thrilled to hear the program, called “When Parents Are Deployed” and produced by Sesame Workshop, received such recognition. “We were delighted to hear...
  • Were You a Kid During the 70's or 80s? Here are Some Classic Sesame Street Clips

    02/17/2007 5:55:43 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 41 replies · 2,129+ views
    You Tube ^ | n/a | n/a
    It's amazing that I remembered these after not seeing them in 15+ years. Do any of you remember these? Sesame Street - the yo-yo master & lost kidSesame Street - F is for Flea CircusSesame Street - Typewriter Guy - CSesame Street - How Crayons Are MadeClassic Sesame Street - U Really Got a Hold On MeYip yips meet the telephoneSesame Street Hungry Cat Cartoon
  • FReeper Canteen~Sesame Street~06 Nov. 2006

    11/05/2006 7:00:09 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 718 replies · 4,077+ views
    Taking a trip down Memory Lane today...The FReeper Canteen asksWhat's your favorite Sesame Street memory? A favorite song? Rubber Ducky, You're The One Sesame Street Theme Song  A favorite character?Big BirdErnieElmo SnuffleupagusOscar The GrouchCount Take this quiz and tell us What's Your Sesame Street Personality?Make sure to choose HTML for your results and post them here!Have at it folks!And don't forget to thank a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coastie today.  They are why we're here!        
  • TMX Elmo (Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid!!)

    10/03/2006 8:20:02 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Google Video ^ | 9/29/06 | Google Video
    Click here for a video demo of what apparently is going to be this Christmas's big toy: (Warning: Excessive Cuteness Ahead) TMX Elmo
  • How to get to Stereotype Street

    08/25/2006 9:40:18 AM PDT · by txroadkill · 15 replies · 655+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 10, 2006 | Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown
    AT LONG LAST there's a new girl moving to ``Sesame Street." The hopes of mothers everywhere rest on her little shoulders. Will she be smart? Will she be computer savvy? Will she love sports or play an instrument? Will she explore like Dora or love books like Hermione? What will she teach our daughters about growing up girl in the new millennium? <- snip -> It's true. Abby Cadabby is being sold with gusto in the same way stereotypes are sold everywhere to girls -- as a choice.<- snip -> Girly is more than a type these days, though --...
  • Elmo and the End of Civilization as We Know It

    08/21/2006 7:54:29 AM PDT · by This Just In · 13 replies · 361+ views
    Dr. Albert Mohler Blog ^ | Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 1:10 am ET | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Joel Stein, columnist for The Los Angeles Times, thinks he has found the culprit behind our civilizational decline -- Elmo. That's right, Elmo of Sesame Street fame. "Yes, I know the children love Elmo," Stein admits, adding: "But children are idiots." Single-handedly, Elmo may not be totally responsible for the decline of a great civilization -- buy I think Stein is on to something here. In his column, published August 15, Stein quotes Sesame Street parodists Vernon Chatman and John Lee: "Elmo doesn't grow. People show him something and he laughs. He doesn't learn a lesson," says Lee. "It's the...
  • New Muppet Faces 'Mean-Girl' Syndrome

    08/14/2006 12:45:17 PM PDT · by Millee · 15 replies · 401+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/14/06 | BUCK WOLF
    Oscar the Grouch loves reading "Trash." He's not the only critter, though, who expects a little "mean-girl" controversy with a new Muppet fluttering into "Sesame Street." Meet 3-year-old fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby, the first new character in 13 years to be introduced on "Sesame Street," where there have never been too many girl Muppets. Of course, there's Elmo's tomboy friend, Zoe, who hangs out in a tutu and barrettes, and the emerald-blue, bilingual Rosita. The pink and sparkly Abby, who flutters around with dragonfly wings and a magic wand, is decidedly more girlie than her peers. To be expected, there's a...
  • Elmo And Friends To Help Military Families (Elmo's dad goes off to war)

    07/14/2006 6:36:08 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 18 replies · 582+ views
    WRAL ^ | July 13, 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- You know the deal: Your kid asks a question on a touchy subject. You squirm and dodge the issue. With a little help from Elmo, Sesame Street is urging parents to level with their little ones _ especially those in military families trying to deal with Mom or Dad's lengthy deployment overseas. "Our goal is to really get military families with young children ... to talk about the different stages of deployment with their children, not only talk about it but prepare them for it," said Jeanette Betancourt, vice president of content design at Sesame Workshop, which produces...
  • Bert and Ernie Packing Heat on Sesame Street

    05/25/2006 1:44:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies · 2,210+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/06
    Bert and Ernie Packing Heat on Sesame Street BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernies. On some, Oscar the Grouch emerges from his garbage can, wielding a 9 mm handgun. On others, Bert and Ernie are standing in a gang posture, armed with automatic weapons. "We were amazed," said the school's principal, Susan Szachowicz. "You focus on the Sesame Street character. But the more we looked at it, the more we saw the things in it, the guns, the gang stuff." There have...
  • America Supports You: Sesame Street Teaches Troops' Kids Coping Skills

    04/26/2006 11:37:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 416+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, April 26, 2006 – Elmo and his red, fuzzy father will star this summer in an effort to teach young military children and their caregivers how best to handle a parent's deployment in a program called "Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families Cope with Military Deployment." Sesame Street's Elmo and his dad tape a segment for "Talk, Listen, Connect," an outreach program for military families created by Sesame Workshop in New York, April 20. The bilingual DVD is part of a package of complimentary materials that will be made available to military families beginning July 2006. Photo by Richard...
  • Right-Wing Conspiracy In Sesame Street

    04/21/2006 4:49:50 PM PDT · by RealTeen · 11 replies · 425+ views
    Right on the Right ^ | 4-21-06 | RealTeen
    Apparently, the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy has even infiltrated children’s television, as Sesame Street was prepping future voters in the 80s to vote for none other than George W. Bush! You have to see this HORRIBLE indoctrination video!
  • Sesame Street duo held in crack bust

    04/17/2006 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 21 replies · 564+ views
    Times Record Online ^ | today | Ramsey Al-Rikabi
    Sesame Street duo held in crack bust Sullivan County sheriff's deputies arrested two people over the weekend accused of selling crack out of a Sesame Street apartment. Sanford McGill, 26, and Lisa Mann, 25, are charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony. The sheriff's office said they found about 6 grams of crack, a scale and packaging material during the search of the apartment about 10 p.m. Friday. During the six-week investigation, the sheriff's office said, undercover deputies bought crack at the apartment. The two were sent to Sullivan County Jail -...
  • Sesame Street Videos Spark Controversy - 'Sesame Beginnings'

    04/03/2006 11:16:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 825+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/06 | David Crary - ap
    NEW YORK - The creators of "Sesame Street" are releasing a new line of videos Tuesday targeted for children as young as six months, outraging some child-development experts who feel no form of TV or video is suitable for kids under 2. The DVDs — part of a series called "Sesame Beginnings" — are intended to be watched by parents along with their small children. Sesame Workshop developed the shows with help of experts from Zero to Three, a well-regarded nonprofit advocacy group. Despite that prestigious partnership, the project has drawn fire from other experts who note that the American...
  • Howard Dean Claims Sesame Street Characters Target Of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

    01/16/2006 6:58:54 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies · 680+ views
    BrokenNewz ^ | 1/16/06 | Shelby Trial
    Claiming it's no secret that republicans have long felt 'Sesame Street' was a program aimed at brain washing American youth into the liberal movement, Howard Dean today leveled some of his strongest accusations against the Bush administration. Dean's accusations included the following: On January 12, 2006 Federal agents swooped down on Big Bird as he walking in New York's Central Park and have quarantined him in a east European prison on the charge that he was a carrier a of the HN-51 bird flu virus. Republicans are spending thousands of dollars in nationwide smear campaign against Bert and Ernie alleging...
  • Howard Dean Claims Sesame Street Characters Target Of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? (Humor)

    01/13/2006 3:23:58 PM PST · by J.Birch · 28 replies · 577+ views
    Broken Newz ^ | 1/16/2006 | Shelby Trial
    Claiming it's no secret that republicans have long felt 'Sesame Street' was a program aimed at brain washing American youth into the liberal movement, Howard Dean today leveled some of his strongest accusations against the Bush administration. Dean's accusations included the following: On January 12, 2006 Federal agents swooped down on Big Bird as he walking in New York's Central Park and have quarantined him in a east European prison on the charge that he was a carrier a of the HN-51 bird flu virus. Republicans are spending thousands of dollars in nationwide smear campaign against Bert and Ernie alleging...
  • Toddler's Talking Elmo Book Asks 'Who Wants To Die?'

    01/02/2006 6:34:23 PM PST · by RPTMS · 130 replies · 4,448+ views
    A mother in Dallas is one of several parents complaining about a new interactive book for toddlers in which Sesame Street character Elmo asks "who wants to die?" according to a Local 6 News report. Family members said 16-month-old Miranda Boll's new book, "Potty Time With Elmo," was supposed to teach an interactive lesson using voice commands. However, when the book's buttons are pressed, it reportedly says something it is not supposed to -- "who wants to die?" "It's a sick joke," mother Angela Bolls said. "If it's a joke then it's a bad one, you know? And it's not...
  • Missing Jogger's Body Found on Sesame Street Actor's Land (CT)

    12/13/2005 8:55:25 PM PST · by nutmeg · 38 replies · 1,354+ views ^ | December 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    WOODSTOCK, Conn. — A 36-year-old man was charged with kidnapping Tuesday night in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found on property owned by the performer who plays Big Bird on the children's television show "Sesame Street," state police said. Caroll Spinney, who also plays Oscar the Grouch on the show, had no involvement in the woman's death, said Sgt. J. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman. The suspect, Scott Deojay, was being held on $1 million bond and was to be arraigned Wednesday. Vance would not say how Deojay, of Plainfield, knew the victim, 44-year-old...
  • Dems Block Bolton, Citing 'Sesame Street Memo' (Letter 'B' Number '9')

    06/18/2005 9:29:09 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 906+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2006-06-17 | Scott Ott
    Another newly-released secret memo has forced Democrats to continue to filibuster the confirmation of John Bolton as U.N. Ambassador, according to Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, who will hold unofficial hearings about the memo. Just days after The Sunday Times of London published the so-called 'Downing Street Memo' which reveals the opinions of a source known as 'C' (reportedly Richard Dearlove, the head of British intelligence), the Washington Post said it will print a document it called the 'Sesame Street Memo' which is "brought to you by the letter 'B' and by the number '9'." Post reporter Bob Woodward broke the...
  • Sesame Street's Private Road (P.B.S. Funding)

    05/12/2005 1:34:13 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 27 replies · 697+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 12, 2005 | Editorial
    Imagine a television landscape that offered, for example, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer on the Discovery Channel, Sesame Street on Nickelodeon, Frontline on the History Channel, and Masterpiece Theater and Mystery! on Bravo. And put those wonderful BBC comedies, on, well, BBC America, or even ABC. Not too far-fetched, is it? There was a time when such staples of public broadcasting were more unusual than they are in today's saturated media environment. And now that cable and satellite programs, such as those on Discovery, Animal Planet, and the like, reach some 85 percent of American households, the Public Broadcasting Service...
  • Muslim Big Bird Goes Berserk! Advocates Violence of Palestinian Version of Sesame Street!

    12/08/2004 1:02:49 PM PST · by maxflack · 24 replies · 842+ views
    Muslim Big Bird Goes Berserk! Advocates Violence on Palestinian Version of Sesame Street!
  • Sesame Street in Spanish on American T.V.

    06/20/2004 8:00:08 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 149 replies · 1,843+ views
    June 20, 2004 | Allan J. Favish
    Perhaps this has been going on for a long time and perhaps it has been covered elsewhere, but if so, I've missed it. At 6:50 a.m. (PT) today, I tuned in to PBS in Los Angeles and saw Sesame Street with all the characters speaking Spanish. I did not watch long enough to see if the whole show was in Spanish, but at least this particular segment was in Spanish. (No English subtitles, by the way.) So let me get this straight. Millions of native language Spanish speakers illegally enter America to live and the American taxpayer, through federal funding...
  • Sesame Street Stars off to Afganistan to "help Afghan teachers educate their students

    04/30/2004 3:05:41 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 12 replies · 433+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | April 30, 2004 | staff writer
    Sesame St stars off to AfghanistanFrom correspondents in Los Angeles April 30, 2004ELMO, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang will help Afghan teachers educate their students, many of whom have never been in a classroom. Elmo, right, is already close to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. About 400 kits will soon be distributed in Afghanistan. They include 10 videotapes, each with a 20-minute episode of Koche Sesame, the Afghan version of Sesame Street, a teachers' handbook, a poster and school supplies. Children will see a dubbed version of the Egyptian Sesame Street - called Alam Simsim -...
  • Students: We Don't Want 'Big Bird' As Commencement Speaker

    04/26/2004 7:20:56 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 72 replies · 403+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2004
    Villanova University seniors, who spent up to $112,000 on tuition in their four years, are underwhelmed by news that the actor who plays Big Bird will be this year's commencement speaker. Caroll Spinney, who has portrayed the tall yellow-feathered bird for more than 30 years on "Sesame Street," will address the class on May 16. Senior Joe Mordini, a columnist for the Villanovan, the student newspaper, said there are "other people who also embody truth and loyalty and love and other values of the university without also being iconic to the pre-school class." School officials said Spinney, who published a...
  • Palestinian 'Sesame Street' 2

    04/16/2004 5:31:28 PM PDT · by abu afak · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Arabic TV ^ | Recent The above to go with my first string on the topic:
  • U.N. promotes HIV-positive Muppet

    11/24/2003 11:49:38 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 144+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2003
    THE NEW WORLD DISORDERU.N. promotes HIV-positive MuppetBrings 'levity and compassion' to topic that often evokes opposite Posted: November 25, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 An HIV-positive Muppet starring in the South African version of "Sesame Street" has received an official appointment from the United Nations as a "global champion for children." The U.N. Children's Fund, or UNICEF, says the furry puppet "has brought levity and compassion to a topic that so often evokes the opposite," according to the Associated Press. Kami the HIV-positive Muppet Kami, representing a 5-year-old orphan girl on the TV program "Takalani Sesame," will help advance UNICEF's aim...
  • Big Bird's bid for Mid-East peace

    11/16/2003 3:51:39 PM PST · by freedom44 · 13 replies · 162+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/16/03 | BBC
    A series based on the TV show Sesame Street has gone on air across the Middle East, with the hope of encouraging peace and mutual acceptance amongst the region's children. Sesame Stories - called Hikayat Simsim in Jordan and the Palestinian territories and Sippuray Sumsum in Israel - is in the same format as the US show, aimed at 4-7-year-olds, that has been around for more than 30 years. It is hoped it will help the next generation of Israelis and Palestinians to love their neighbours - whatever their ethnic or religious differences. "They're really based on universal stories about...
  • EU, Ford Foundation to fund 'Sesame Street' for Mideast

    10/20/2003 9:36:46 AM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The EU head office said Monday it is funding 40 percent of three versions of a 26-part Sesame Street show in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. The Ford Foundation and other organizations will make up the rest of the total US$ 8.3 million cost. "Working with children today will help build peace tomorrow," Michael Leigh, the deputy director for the Mideast at the EU's external relations department, told reporters. The shows blend cartoons and puppetry with mini-documentaries that stress such familiar Sesame Street themes as cooperation, respect for others and self-esteem. American Sesame Street characters have been shown in...
  • Kermit, Henson to take a seat by Stamp Union today

    09/24/2003 10:43:47 AM PDT · by jae471 · 236+ views
    The Diamondback ^ | 24 Sep 2003 | Julie Dietrick
    Sep 24, 2003 Kermit, Henson to take a seat by Stamp Union today By Julie Dietrick Staff writer   Campus Drive is temporarily renamed Sesame Street in honor of Jim Henson's birthday and statue dedication. CHRIS LAUBER-THE DIAMONDBACK There are few celebrities who can draw giant parade-style balloons, the renaming and closure of a main university road, a $217,000 bronze statue and the adoration of children and adults worldwide. One is Kermit the Frog. The celebrity puppet and spawn of famed university alumnus Jim Henson, who graduated in 1960 and would have been 67 today, is part of today's...
  • Sesame Street T-Shirts Draw Criticism - Shirts May Violate Federal Law

    08/08/2003 2:02:01 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 65 replies · 707+ views
    Sesame Street T-Shirts Draw Criticism Shirts May Violate Federal Law POSTED: 4:43 p.m. EDT August 8, 2003 UPDATED: 4:46 p.m. EDT August 8, 2003 BAY CITY, Mich. -- T-shirts designed for an annual pub crawl have drawn criticism from those who say the shirts could send the wrong message to children. The sale of the T-shirts depicting characters from the children's TV show "Sesame Street" was stopped Thursday after it angered local substance abuse workers and prompted phone calls to a local PBS station. The shirts, which also caught the attention of network officials in New York, show Bert...
  • Man cited for disorderly conduct for poking "Sesame" character

    08/05/2003 10:13:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 37 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/05/03 | Staff Writer
    A New York City man became annoyed with a theme park worker dressed as Telly from "Sesame Street" and shoved an umbrella into the worker's stomach, police said. Hiram Cruz, of the Bronx, was cited for disorderly conduct for poking the 17-year-old employee Friday during a visit to Sesame Place outside Philadelphia, police said. The teen complained of minor stomach pain and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Middletown Sgt. Ken Mellus said. "He felt that Telly was bothering him in some way," Mellus said. "I don't think he was trying to hurt the kid. He thought the...
  • Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs

    05/20/2003 12:18:22 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 89 replies · 508+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 21, 2003
    Heavy metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq. Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk. The US's Psychological Operations Company (Psy Ops) said the aim was to break a prisoner's resistance through sleep deprivation and playing music that was culturally offensive to them. However, human rights organisation, Amnesty International, said such tactics may constitute torture - and coalition forces could be...
  • Sesame Street used to 'break' Iraqi captives

    05/19/2003 10:09:13 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 79 replies · 495+ views
    femail (UK) ^ | May 19, 2003
    US interrogators in Baghdad are using a mix of heavy metal songs and the Sesame Street theme tune to break Iraqi captives. American officials said subjecting prisoners to long sessions of the "culturally offensive" music encourages them to talk. "These people haven't heard heavy metal before," Sergeant Mark Hadsell told Newsweek magazine. "They can't take it." The interrogators' favourite tracks include Metallica's Enter Sandman and the Drowning Pool song Bodies, from the Vin Diesel action film XXX. They also use children's music, such as the famous Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street theme, and a selection...