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Sesame Street 50th Anniversary

It has been sweepin’ the clouds away and teaching children how to read and count for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 decades. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, the perfect time to celebrate all the sunny days that Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby, and the rest of the delightful cast have brought us. Revisit your favorite Sesame Street moments, songs, and guests, and share your own beloved memory of the series under #ThisIsMyStreet.

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Caroll Spinney

From the Archive: Caroll Spinney, Big Bird’s Performer

Caroll Spinney, who performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for almost 50 years, died at the age of 85 on Sunday. Revisit a 2003 interview with him on Chicago Tonight where he tells memorable stories, like the time he got in an argument with Mister Rogers.

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'Sesame Street' Brings Back Classic Characters, Songs, and Guests for a 50th Anniversary Special

In November, Sesame Street launches its 50th season with a grand celebration hosted by Joseph Gordon Levitt that features classic segments and songs, old cast members and puppeteers, and celebrities from Whoopi Goldberg to Itzhak Perlman.

The Celebrities Who Made Their Way to Sesame Street

The Celebrities Who Made Their Way to ‘Sesame Street’

Leaders, actors, musicians, and athletes have all made their way to Sesame Street to offer up some teachable moments, as well as some plain fun ones. Big names like James Earl Jones, Johnny Cash, and Michelle Obama have all joined the gang to lend their talent.

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