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Sesame Street improves a child's school readiness

Research conducted by two economics professors suggests that Sesame Street has a positive effect on children's academic achievement.

Review: ‘I Am Big Bird’ is a delightful record of the character and man Special

‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’ is a charming documentary that recounts the life of the man who’s portrayed the famous Muppet for nearly 50 years.

Sesame Street turns 1,2,3...45 years-old after 4,300 shows

Don't look now but Sesame Street turned 45 on Monday and is still going...or rather singing, dancing, counting and grumping strong. The show's producers say it is now reaching about 150 countries worldwide. Did it reach your childhood?

A formal introduction to MF Grimm, Percy Carey Special

Los Angeles - Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of talking to lyricist, producer, and comic book writer, MF Grimm, real name Percy Carey.

Video: 'Sesame Street' teaches children about loss, grief

A video from the "Sesame Street" episode "Farewell, Mr Hooper," first aired on Nov. 24, 1983, has gone viral in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. It shows the moment Big Bird learns that Mr Hooper, who owned Sesame Street's Hooper Store, had died.

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash hit with 4th sex allegation

Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer behind "Sesame Street's" Elmo, has been slapped with a fourth underage sex accusation.

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, slapped with a 3rd sex allegation

Kevin Clash, the voice of "Sesame Street's" Elmo, resigned due to recent underage sex scandals. Now, a third alleged victim has stepped forward.

Review: 'A Very Furry Christmas' arrives at Sesame Place Special

Langhorne - Mid-November marked the official arrival of Christmas at Sesame Place. Many families came to visit as the holiday season kicked off at this popular park located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Kevin Clash, 'Elmo' Puppeteer, resigns as child sex scandal grows

Emmy award-winning puppeteer Kevin Clash, who provided the voice of Elmo for nearly three decades, has resigned from "Sesame Street" in the wake of a new lawsuit alleging that he had sex with another under-aged youth.

'Sesame Street' Elmo actor accused of sexual misconduct with boy

Kevin Clash, the Emmy-winning puppeteer famed as the voice for beloved Sesame Street Muppet "Elmo," is denying claims that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Sesame Street's 'Elmo' helps calm down kids afraid of storm Sandy

In the wake of super storm Sandy, a familiar and welcoming children's character made an appearance to help calm the worries of fearful kids caught in the storm's path. It was Elmo, from Sesame Street.

'Million Muppet March' to take place in Washington

Washington - In the days leading up to Election Day, humans and Muppets plan to travel to the Washington Mall to support public broadcasting. This initiative emerged after Mitt Romney's now famous "Big Bird" comment during the Oct. 3 presidential debate.

'Big Bird' backlash: The 8-year-old girl Mitt Romney pissed off

Pike Road - An angry 8-year-old Alabama resident sent a letter to Mitt Romney for his comments about cuts to PBS and in particular, Big Bird, telling the candidate: "You find something else to cut off!"

At debate, Romney loves 'Big Bird', puts him out a job anyway

Denver - Wednesday night's presidential debate sparked anger online when Mitt Romney said if elected president he would give beloved "Sesame Street" character, Big Bird, the pink slip.

Sesame Street character tells Israelis prepare for war with Iran

Tel Aviv - A new emergency brochure doing the rounds in Israel instructs residents to prepare for war, should Tel Aviv conduct a military strike on Iran. The face on the document is Moishe Oofnik, Israel's version of Oscar the Grouch. (Video update).

Police remove anti-Semitic Elmo impersonator from NYC park

New York - Park Police handcuffed and took away a man impersonating Sesame Street's friendly red monster Elmo on Sunday. The man reportedly harassed passers-by regularly with angry and violent anti-Semitic tirades at New York's Central Park.

Review: ‘Being Elmo’ gets to the heart of the furry red monster Special

‘Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey’ tells the story of the voice, hand and heart behind the famed furry red monster, one of Sesame Street's most adored characters.

Sesame Street's YouTube channel hacked with porn videos

On Sunday, computer hackers were somehow able to hack into Sesame Street's YouTube account and replace the kid-friendly videos normally featured on the show's channel with graphic porn videos.

Bert and Ernie: Out of the Closet?

Faced with an online petition urging the show creators to wed the two Sesame Street characters, a spokesperson for the long-running children's show finally responded to the well-traveled rumors that Bert and Ernie are gay.

Sesame Street, made in Pakistan

Change of scenery: after New York, some of the upcoming episodes of Sesame Street will be set in some back streets of a small village in Pakistan.

Op-Ed: Sesame Street skit overshadowed by Perry

Recent news about Katy Perry's segment being deemed 'too sexy' for Sesame Street has overshadowed their hilarious tribute to 'True Blood'.

Katy Perry's cleavage too hot for Sesame Street

Pop singer Katy Perry's song Hot & Cold won't be appearing on Sesame Street anytime soon because of complaints about the gold bustier she wore on the show's recent taping. The clip aired on YouTube earlier this week.

The Man Behind Elmo is Revealed

For those who haven't found out who the man behind elmo is, his name is Kevin Clash. I myself, didn't know this until about a month ago. This is an interview with Kevin Clash, the voice of elmo.

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Katy Perry during her appearance on Sesame Street
Katy Perry during her appearance on Sesame Street
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Elmo from "Sesame Street."
An archival photo from ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’
An archival photo from ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’
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