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'Sesame Street' and CNN to Address COVID-19 in a Special Town Hall

Daniel Hautzinger

CNN and Sesame Street are teaming up for a special town hall addressing the coronavirus. Hosted by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erica Hill alongside Big Bird, it will provide information and tools for families and answer questions about the pandemic.
Elmo washes his hands

Sesame Street Wants To Help Your Family Get Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Meredith Francis

As many parents work from home or on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, and as kids try their hands at digital learning, there is a lot to process. The gang on Sesame Street has the tools to help.
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in 2003

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

Daniel Hautzinger

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. 
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Photo: Richard Termine

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

Daniel Hautzinger

Next month, 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.
Ian McKellen with Cookie Monster

The Celebrities Who Made Their Way to Sesame Street

Meredith Francis

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. 
Takalani Sesame's Zuzu, Galli Galli Sim Sim's Chamki, China's Lily, and Rosita on Sesame Street. Photo: Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop

What 'Sesame Street' Looks Like Around the World

Daniel Hautzinger

There are more than 30 international co-productions of Sesame Street, all adapted to local cultures and issues, and many featuring their own unique characters. Take a look at some of the streets (or trees, or gardens) around the world where Muppets and humans teach children valuable lessons. 
Oscar the Grouch by a recycling bin. Photo: Sesame Workshop

How the Muppets of 'Sesame Street' Address Specific Issues

Daniel Hautzinger

June 1 is the birthday of not one but two beloved Sesame Street characters: Oscar the Grouch and the more recently introduced Rudy. Celebrate by taking a look at some of the best-known Muppets and the issues each is meant to address for children. 
Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Sesame Street' With Us!

Daniel Hautzinger

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sesame Street is coming to Chicago for a free family festival that includes live performances, fun kid-friendly activities, and much more! 
Happy Mother's Day from Big Bird

Wish Your Mom Happy Mother's Day with 'Sesame Street'

Daniel Hautzinger

Mother's Day is May 12, and if you're realizing that you forgot all about it or just want a quirky way to celebrate your mother, Sesame Street is here to help, with five fun cards for the holiday.
The United States Postal Service's new Sesame Street stamps

'Sesame Street' Stamps Are Coming

Daniel Hautzinger

In honor of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary, the United States Postal Service is issuing sixteen stamps with some of the most beloved characters from the show, including Big Bird, Julia, Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, and more!
Mr. Hooper with Bert and Ernie. Image: Sesame Workshop

50 Years of 'Sesame Street' Are Being Added to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Daniel Hautzinger

The collection includes iconic episodes that feature such moments as Ernie singing "Rubber Duckie, You're the One;" Kermit the Frog's "It's Not Easy Being Green;" Big Bird's reckoning with the death of a friend in "Farewell, Mr. Hooper;" and other classics.
The cast of the fifth season of 'Sesame Street.' Image: Sesame Workshop

'Sesame Street' Celebrates 50 Years

Daniel Hautzinger

It has been sweeping the clouds away for decades, and now Sesame Street is turning 50. To celebrate the anniversary, the beloved children's show has some big plans, from a prime-time special to a ten-city tour that includes a stop in Chicago. 
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