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.
February 4, 2002 |
Getting to "Sesame Street'' is going to be a little bit easier for the show's youngest viewers, starting today. The home of Big Bird and Elmo enters its 33rd season with what it is calling its most extensive overhaul, a result of intense competition in the children's TV arena and an audience that is getting ever younger. The overall goal was to make the show simpler to follow.
December 4, 2000 |
Today's story is brought to you by the letter "C." C for the Change taking place at Sesame Workshop, the parent of "Sesame Street." And for the Competition in children's television that is fueling that change. More than three decades ago, Sesame Workshop, then known as Children's Television Workshop, revolutionized TV for preschoolers with its curriculum-based, commercial-free PBS show that used Jim Henson's lovable Muppets to make learning numbers and letters fun.