July 14, 2006 |
Military families trying to tell their young children about Mom or Dad's lengthy deployment overseas are about to get some help from Elmo and the gang at "Sesame Street." Sesame Workshop has produced a DVD, in English and Spanish, that will be distributed free to military families next month. The DVD shows Elmo and his parents preparing for Elmo's dad to be deployed, though it doesn't say where he's going.
March 24, 2006 |
How young is too young to park a baby in front of the TV set? The American Academy of Pediatrics' rule has been steadfast: No television under age 2. Now the venerable educational organization that pioneered "Sesame Street" is lowering that age limit with a new DVD series, "Sesame Beginnings," which targets babies and toddlers from 6 months to 2 years.
September 2, 2005 |
"The Electric Company" is coming back -- but not for kids. Sesame Workshop (formerly Children's Television Workshop) is working on a four-DVD boxed set that will be released Feb. 7, featuring 24 of the 780 episodes of the series that aired on PBS from 1971 to 1977. "The Electric Company" emphasized reading skills for young minds who had graduated from "Sesame Street." The soundtrack won a Grammy in 1972, and the writers won an Emmy in 1973. The DVD has been in the works for years.
October 16, 2003 |
Sunny, cloud-sweepin' days on Sesame Street, where the air is sweet with magic, are celebrated on "Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music." "There is a magic about 'Sesame Street' that endures no matter what your age," says Trisha Yearwood, whose "I'm Talkin' Love" is on the three-CD box set. "I forgot there were people operating those Muppets, and I found myself talking to them." Clearly, folks behind the "Sesame Street" anniversary project hope former "Street" kids also feel that magic.
May 21, 2003 |
An 8-foot-tall, lemon-yellow bird with orange feet is pretty hard to miss, and yet this enduring symbol of "Sesame Street" and one of the world's most recognizable public figures often travels incognito. At least that's what happens when Big Bird is out and about in the persona of the considerably less recognizable Caroll Spinney.
July 17, 2002 |
The Public Broadcasting Service sent a letter to a group of concerned lawmakers Tuesday assuring them that no public funding is going toward the introduction of an HIV-positive Muppet in the South African production of the children's show "Sesame Street," while reiterating that there are no plans to introduce a similar character in the U.S. PBS President Pat Mitchell was responding to a letter from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.