Sesame Street

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Ted Cruz bashes new Sesame Street video discussing Covid vaccine for children
The Texas senator objects that the spot – in which Elmo’s dad decides to vaccinate his son – cites no scientific evidence

Samira Asma-Sadeque

29, Jun, 2022 @1:35 PM

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The secret history of Sesame Street: ‘It was utopian – it’s part of who we all are’
In 1970, David Attie was sent to photograph the birth of the kids’ landmark TV show as part of a cold war propaganda drive by the US government. But these newly found images are just one part of the programme’s radical history

Steve Rose

11, Dec, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘They’re puppets!’: why the US right loves to hate Sesame Street
A pro-vaccine tweet from Big Bird ruffled Ted Cruz’s feathers, but it’s not the first time a Republican has been anti-muppet

Erum Salam

09, Nov, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Ted Cruz condemns Big Bird for advocating Covid vaccines for kids
Big Bird seems unlikely to stop his public health advocacy

Martin Pengelly in New York

07, Nov, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Frank Oz on life as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Yoda: ‘I’d love to do the Muppets again but Disney doesn’t want me’
He played some of the most memorable characters of all time on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street - then became a brilliant comedy director. What is he most proud of?

Hadley Freeman

30, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New Sesame Street song supports Asian American children struggling with bullying
Alan and Wes, a recently introduced African American character, sing ‘Your eyes tell the story of your family’ in Proud of Your Eyes

Sarah Betancourt

29, Jun, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Angellica Bell: ‘My puppet sidekick became real to me’
The TV presenter and host of Leonardo: The Official Podcast on her love of Bullseye and Dallas – and what happened when Victoria Beckham came to CBBC

As told to Hannah J Davies

11, May, 2021 @1:30 PM

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‘It was truly an experiment’: how did we get to Sesame Street?
A new documentary, Street Gang, traces the early days, radical roots and creative energy of the groundbreaking childhood TV show

Adrian Horton

05, May, 2021 @6:03 AM

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Strings attached: why we’re still in love with puppet TV shows
Four new series revolving around puppets highlight the enduring appeal of the format as Sesame Street enjoys its 51st season on air

Charles Bramesco

28, Apr, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Self-proclaimed ‘Big Bird Bandits’ return $160,000 costume to Adelaide circus
Two men seen leaving the stolen Sesame Street costume with apology note were unable to be located by police dog squad

Mostafa Rachwani

21, Apr, 2021 @3:28 AM

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Sesame Street to Bugbears: the kids' TV that challenges racism
Muppets learn about race, young cooks show off global cuisines, and a cuban-American girl seeks election, as children’s shows explore identity and diversity

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2021 @3:42 PM

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'I took a trip to the North Pole': Anthony Fauci tells children he vaccinated Santa
Top US infectious diseases expert tells Sesame Street event Father Christmas is ‘good to go’ for present-delivery duty

Martin Pengelly in New York

19, Dec, 2020 @8:05 PM

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