Sesame Street

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HBO to Carry ‘Sesame Street’; PBS to Continue Airing Show

The Muppets, longtime residents of PBS, are getting a second home at HBO.

08/13/2015

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Study: ‘Sesame Street’ Improves School Readiness

Researchers found kids who watched Sesame Street regularly were better able to keep up with their grade level.

06/08/2015

Starting as early as next spring, eggplant could be brought to you by Elmo, Big Bird could be pushing the beets and the Cookie Monster could become the Celery Monster. The produce association will develop guidelines for how members should use the characters.  (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images for Children's Hospital Boston)

First Lady To Announce Sesame Street Deal That Markets Fruits, Vegetables To Kids

Under an agreement being announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational program will allow the produce industry to use Elmo, Big Bird and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to help market fruits and veggies to kids.

10/30/2013

White House Easter Egg Roll, 2013. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamas Welcome Children to Annual Easter Egg Roll

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll attracted 30,000 children and parents to the Executive Mansion’s South Lawn for a day of festivities.

04/01/2013

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‘Sesame Street’ Has New Home at National Harbor

Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover from ‘Sesame Street’ have a new home near Washington as the National Children’s Museum opens at National Harbor in suburban Maryland, featuring characters from the show.

12/13/2012

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Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

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Elmo Actor Kevin Clash Resigns Amid Another Sex Allegation

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career.

11/20/2012

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Absolved of Sexual Allegations

The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was underage has recanted his story.

11/13/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hold a campaign rally at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., on Oct. 23, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney: Obama ‘Reduced To Try To Defend Characters On Sesame Street’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday rallied thousands of supporters at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, casting his bid as a candidacy on the upswing and saying Democratic President Barack Obama’s bid is waning.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Big Bird And America Want No Part Of The Big Bird Attack Ad

The Obama campaign’s thinking – or non-thinking – that America will be distracted by Big Bird when there are so many other really important issues involving real people is nothing more than an insult to every Americans’ intelligence.

10/11/2012

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