Jerry Nelson, The Count on ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies

‘Sesame Street’ Writer Judy Freudberg Dies

Mitt Romney Wants To Cut PBS Funding

The GOP presidential candidate tells supporters in Iowa that he wants advertisements on Sesame Street.

‘Sesame Street’ On YouTube Resumes After Hacking

NEW YORK (AP) — The YouTube channel for “Sesame Street” is back online after hackers forced its shutdown for a day by loading X-rated material. “Sesame Street” Executive Producer Carol-Lynn Parente (pah-REHNT’-tay) said Monday that YouTube had taken the channel down Sunday after noticing the racy material. The channel usually carries new and vintage clips […]

New ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet For Special On Hunger

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” is getting a new Muppet — at least for a night. The children’s show is introducing a new puppet character named Lily for special on Sunday that talks to children about poverty and hunger. Lily is a 7-year-old who talks to viewers about insecurity over whether her family will […]

New NPR CEO Is ‘Sesame Street’ Honcho

Gary Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, becomes head of NPR on Dec. 1, succeeding Vivian Schiller, who resigned under pressure in March after a former NPR fundraiser was caught on camera calling the tea party racist.

Producers: No Wedding Bells For Bert & Ernie

PBS, ABC Score In Daytime Emmy Noms

PBS and ABC led the field with 57 nominations and 56 nominations, respectively. Among programs, ABC’s General Hospital landed 21 noms. followed by CBS’s The Young and the Restless (20) and PBS’s Sesame Street (16).

‘Sesame Street’ Actors Plead For Govt. Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stars of Sesame Street — the real people — are on Capitol Hill helping unions and activist groups protest proposed federal spending cuts to public broadcasting. Emilio Delgado (Luis), Roscoe Orman (Gordon) and Bob McGrath (Bob) lamented the effect the cuts could have on educational television like Sesame Street. The actors, […]

‘Sesame Street’ To Help Create New Museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Sesame Street” will have an address near the nation’s capital. The group behind the popular TV show is teaming up with the National Children’s Museum to create exhibits and bring Big Bird and Elmo to the museum’s future home outside Washington at the National Harbor in Maryland. Sesame Workshop, the New York-based […]

‘Sesame Street’ Writer Tony Geiss Dies At 86