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2008-12-31 17:01:11

Sesame Street stars Elmo, Grover and Oscar the Grouch are to make guest appearances on an upcoming episode of the U.S. sit-com Scrubs, ABC said Wednesday. The Sesame Workshop's Muppets are to be seen in the Jan. 20 installment of the series. In the episode, J.D. (played by Zach Braff) learns the hard way that not even Elmo can teach the gift of compassion to those who don't care to learn, the network said.

2008-11-11 07:33:30

The best way to get to Sesame Street these days is through a walk on the world wide web, specifically the web sites iTunes, Hulu and YouTube. After 40 years on Public Broadcasting Service-affiliated television stations, the popular children's program "Sesame Street" is moving to the Internet. Viewers of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie and the Count can now watch episodes and clips of the show in three ways, according to a statement released by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group...

2008-10-15 09:00:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announce the launch of PBS KIDS Island, the centerpiece of the new PBS KIDS Raising Readers Web site (http://www.readytolearnreading.org/), which provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom. Developed through a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Ready...

2008-10-08 06:00:22

The leading provider of premium digital audio, Audible Inc., an Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary (Nasdaq:AMZN), today announced that Roscoe Orman, the actor and child advocate, internationally known and loved as "Gordon" -- the beloved dad from "Sesame Street" -- will be joining AudibleKids as Chief Storyteller. Orman will help spread the word to parents and their children on how the experience of listening to stories is essential for young readers, and that AudibleKids is turning iPods and other...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

Gobble gobble Don't let the rain keep you at home. Go out for a turkey dinner at the Isaac Winslow House Saturday night, a tradition at the house since the 1920s. Each table will have its own turkey to carve. The Winslow House is the ancestral home of Marshfield's founding family. $35, $15 children to age 14. Webster at Careswell streets, Marshfield. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org. Marvelous Mavis Harvard Square's venerable Club Passim celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Christopher Blank One might say that the musical "Avenue Q" has a cult following, except that with three Tony Awards, a theater in Las Vegas devoted to its production and a five-year Broadway run , the title isn't exactly under the radar. The "cult" might be those wayfaring, post-college, entry-level workers who have a peculiar affinity for puppets. The musical comedy by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez is, literally, a puppet show for grown-ups that takes place on a fictional street in...

2008-09-13 21:00:12

By Susan Christian Goulding, Columnist When my daughter was 2 years old, she reintroduced me to "Sesame Street" and its delightful cast. Gradually, something that I once took for granted dawned on me: Where were the girls? Sure, a couple of nerdy little puppets in pigtails occasionally made an appearance. But the beloved stars - Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Grover - were all boys. Insult to injury, actors had all the fun, while the token actresses got relegated to...

2008-08-24 03:00:17

DAVID BECKHAM dropped into Sesame Street last week to teach Elmo how to spell "persistence". The 33-year-old England and LA Galaxy footballer also played keepie-uppie in a 50-second slot. It was his second guest appearance on the kids' TV favourite. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-17 12:00:17

PBS will offer a new series designed for at-risk children titled "Martha Speaks," officials with the U.S. TV network say. Lesli Rotenberg, PBS senior vice president for children's media, said the series is part of the network's growing effort to both help children from poor or immigrant families, as well as further educate children in the upper-income bracket, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. "They want to make sure their kids are keeping up with the other kids," Rotenberg said. "Literacy...

2008-08-15 12:00:40

By MAUREEN COLEMAN THE Belfast singer will make an appearance on the final episode of the series - A Very Special Visitor. The programme, airing at 6.45am on BBC2 NI, will focus on the theme of "it's good to sing and dance". Duke Special, who wrote the title song for the show along with composer John Anderson, said: "I was really delighted to be asked to write and sing the theme tune for Sesame Tree and when the producers asked me to appear on the show I jumped at the chance," he...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.