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  • Julia, a Girl Muppet With Autism, Makes the Move to TV’s ‘Sesame Street’

    03/20/2017 11:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes – and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang. Look: On this friendliest of streets (actually Studio J at New York’s Kaufman Astoria Studios, where “Sesame Street” lives) Julia is about to play a game with Oscar, Abby and Grover. In this scene being taped for airing next season, these Muppet chums have been challenged...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ axes one, two, three favorite human characters

    07/28/2016 2:29:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    MSN NY Daily News ^ | July 28, 2016
    “Sesame Street” is brought to you today by the letters F-I-R-E-D. Three beloved human characters from the 45-year-old children’s show have been given the Sesame Sweep. Bob the music teacher, Gordon the science teacher and Luis the “Mr. Fix-It,” played by Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman and Emilio Delgado respectively, have all been axed. “They let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka — who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us — and Chris Knowings, who is also young,” McGrath, 84, said at a Florida Supercon Q&A on July 2.
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: ‘Zari’ Is A Feminist From Afghanistan

    04/08/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    ‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: ‘Zari’ Is A Feminist From Afghanistan by Jerome Hudson 7 Apr 2016 Sesame Street unveiled a fresh face Thursday: a hijab-wearing Afghani Muppet named Zari who will teach kids about “girl empowerment, social and emotional wellbeing.” Zari will first appear in season five of Baghch-e-Simsim, which is the Afghan version of Sesame Street. The popular children show’s Twitter account was abuzz with Zari content Thursday.
  • Sesame Street actor David Smyrl dies from lung cancer at 80 years old

    03/25/2016 4:47:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    David Smyrl, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Mr Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper's Store on Sesame Street, has died. He was 80. Smyrl was diagnosed with lung cancer in January, his wife, Cheryl, said. He died on Tuesday at Lankenau Medical Center outside Philadelphia. 'He was funny,' Cheryl Smyrl said. 'I could say so many good things about him. He was loved by so many people. He was a mentor to a lot of children. He was a family man, loyal, true and faithful.' A north Philadelphia native born on September 12, 1935, Smyrl...
  • 'Sesame Street' introduces first character with autism: Meet Julia

    10/24/2015 6:24:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    TODAY ^ | 10/24/2015 | Ree Hines
    The gang from "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new member to the neighborhood — Julia, a girl who has bright orange hair and big green eyes. She also has autism. Julia is the latest creation from the Sesame Workshop, and she offers children a relatable character they can understand, whether they're living with autism or know someone who is. On Wednesday, "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" was launched online, and Julia is just part of that educational and awareness initiative. "Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior...
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Here’s the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his company’s assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • Hypocrites Line Up on Sesame Street

    08/21/2015 3:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/15 | L Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
    The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show "Sesame Street," delaying their debut on PBS for nine months. Decades of liberal mockery of Republicans for wanting to "kill Big Bird" just collapsed in an ugly pile. The show that was supposedly dedicated to poor kids in "underserved" communities was just sold to the highest-bidding paywall in Yuppie Land. Before that they were negotiating with...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable “Sesame Street” gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • Sesame Street Moving From PBS to HBO [Big Bird Still Alive!]

    08/14/2015 2:18:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 08/14/2015 | By William White
    Sesame Street will be showing up on HBO first for the next five years. HBO will be financially backing Sesame Street for the next five seasons. The next season will see the show’s episodes reduced from one hour to a half-hour. The number of episodes in a season will increase from 18 to 35 as part of the deal, reports NBC News. Sesame Street fans that still look to watch the show on PBS can, but they’ll have to wait nine months after the episodes air on HBO for them to reach the network. Until then, PBS will be airing...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons

    08/13/2015 9:31:39 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/13/2005 | Emily Steel
    The letters of the day on “Sesame Street” are H, B and O. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children’s television program, has struck a deal with HBO, the premium cable network, that will bring the next five seasons of “Sesame Street” to HBO and its streaming outlets starting this fall. The partnership will allow Sesame Workshop to significantly increase its production of “Sesame Street” episodes and other new programming. The group will produce 35 new “Sesame Street” episodes a year, up from the 18 it produces now. Sesame Workshop also will create a spinoff series based on the...
  • Sesame Street’s educational impact is comparable to preschool, study finds

    06/08/2015 11:57:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jim Tankersley The Washington Post
    ...After “Sesame Street” was introduced, children living in places where its broadcast could be more readily received saw a 14 percent drop in their likelihood of being behind in school. Levine and Kearney note in their paper that a wide body of previous research has found that Head Start, the pre-kindergarten program for low-income Americans, delivers a similar benefit.The researchers also say those effects probably come from “Sesame Street’s” focus on presenting viewers with an academic curriculum, heavy on reading and math, that would appear to have helped prepare children for school.While it might seem implausible that a TV show...
  • Sesame Street: Kermit and Joey Say the Alphabet

    01/21/2014 6:16:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYIRO97dhII
  • Hollywood’s War on Heteronormativity

    07/09/2013 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | July 09, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    For years, advocates of the gay rights movement have said that their goal is to make the world a more tolerant place for homosexuals. They have just as adamantly claimed that they had no intention of educating young children in the complexities of human sexuality. Not so in Hollywood. Take, for example, the new animated film Boxtrolls, created by studio Laika. The film is a riff on the old Mrs. Doubtfire morality that suggests that all families are created equal, no matter what their composition. “Families come in all shapes and sizes,” the narrator of the preview says. “Even rectangles.”...
  • Sesame Street: James Gandolfini Talks About Feeling Scared

    06/22/2013 8:25:13 AM PDT · by Maceman · 12 replies
    James Gandolfini talks to Zoe about how to calm down when you feel scared.
  • "My Dad Is in Jail" : Sesame Street Teaches Kids About America's Incarceration Epidemic

    06/11/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 51 replies
    Reason ^ | June 10, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    The makers of Sesame Street decided to design and release an educational kit titled "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration." The kit is "an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration." Can you imagine telling a five-year-old about prison? "Our resources," say Sesame Streeters, "provide talking points and tools to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another."
  • Feminists: Leave My Boys Alone

    03/03/2013 6:04:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week an episode of Sesame Street set off a firestorm of debate over whether a boy muppet named Telly should be ashamed that his muppet friends caught him playing with dolls. In one corner "traditionalists" who called out the episode as gender and sex confused. In the other "modern feminists" who were offended by almost everything the traditionalists said and believe. In light of these op-eds and arguments I decided to do a bit of personal surveying for myself. I popped the question to my bride and her best friend as the two couples were headed to Gramercy...
  • 4th man claims he had underage sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

    12/10/2012 2:03:47 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 10, 2012 | Chris Kaltenbach and Mary Carole McCauley
    <p>A fourth accuser is coming forward to claim he engaged in underage sex with former "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash.</p> <p>On Monday, Florida-based attorney Jeff Herman filed his third lawsuit alleging that Clash, now 52, engaged in sex with minors. Herman also has filed suits on behalf of two of the previous three accusers.</p>
  • Times “Expert” Says Scandals Aren’t Scandals

    11/28/2012 12:43:05 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 21, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    — Columbia University has a “director of the center for gender and sexuality law” by the name of Katherine Franke who is considered an authority on sexual matters by The New York Times. Her position seems to be that recent scandals in the news are not really scandalous, except in terms of being sensationalized and overblown by the media. She told the paper that Kevin Clash and David Petraeus were victims of a “sex panic” when they resigned from their respective positions. The Times story written by Elizabeth Jensen and Brian Stelter is noteworthy for the claim that Clash, the...
  • 'Happy Days' Star: Elmo Creator Has Talent, Ignore Sex Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2012 1:51:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame is considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. You don't hear any horror stories about his on-set behavior, and he's managed to leave the iconic Fonzie character behind to play supporting roles in projects like "Arrested Development" and "Here Comes the Boom." Winkler's reaction to puppeteer Kevin Clash resigning from "Sesame Street" amid allegations the puppeteer engaged in sexual acts with minors hardly seemed in character. In fact, Winkler's comment is downright ugly. No one is disputing Clash's talents. Just watch last year's documentary "Being Elmo" to marvel at his many gifts. But...
  • Whitewashing Pedophilia at PBS

    11/21/2012 4:59:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 20, 2012 | Christian Adams
    Another victim has come forward and accused the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo of engaging in pedophilia. Kevin Clash, the 28-year voice of Elmo, has resigned from the show after another alleged victim has come forward, this time in court. Cecil Singleton has sued Clash for engaging in sexual conduct with the boy when he was 15. Singleton is the second victim to come forward. The reaction of the government-funded PBS’s Sesame Workshop? Condemnation? Disgust? Hardly. The statement: “Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential....