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2009-11-30 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary E. Knell, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will discuss the challenges of using new and ever-changing media to keep Sesame Street relevant to today's young children. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Sesame Street this year celebrates its 40th anniversary on television. After four decades using media to teach, Sesame Street now extends far beyond the television set to bring its entertaining way of...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, more than 44 million people watch from the street and on TV as dozens of themed floats transform New York City into a scene of wonder and majesty during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. This year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) makes its Macy's Parade debut with longtime partner Sesame Workshop as the organizations join forces to deliver a powerful message about the joy and benefits of playing...

2009-11-11 14:33:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following commentary was written by Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of the School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.: I've found racial and ethnic harmony in the most unexpected place: Sesame Street. Sesame Street is a world of respectful puppets and kind friends where everyone owns a piece of the neighborhood. With puppets (including those played by Webster University alumni Matt Vogel and Victoria...

2009-11-04 09:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has been awarded a grant from MetLife Foundation to promote Healthy Habits for Life with the Sesame Street family in India and Mexico. The initiative will be launched in India via Galli Galli Sim Sim, a multimedia educational initiative that facilitates young Indian children learning basic and life skills, as well as communicates health messages to children, parents, and educators,...

2009-10-05 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Apparel (Amex: APP) is announcing the launch of an exciting partnership with Sesame Street to produce a limited edition run of classic t-shirts. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street this fall, the new line will feature a handful of Jim Henson's most compelling characters printed as their original line drawings on American Apparel garments. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/LA86649) Sesame...

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2009-09-29 20:38:40

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be on-hand to help celebrate Sesame Street's 40th birthday in November, the show's producers said. The wife of President Barack Obama will be seen teaching the residents of Sesame Street about the benefits of planting a garden and healthy eating as part of the show's ongoing Healthy Habits for Life initiative. Surrounded by children, the first lady prepares to plant tomato, cucumber and lettuce seeds. All these seeds need to grow are sun, soil and water. If...

2009-09-14 08:30:00

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To address people's growing interest in where their food comes from, America's egg farmers are proud to announce the Good Egg Project, an initiative that aims to educate Americans on modern egg farming, introduce them to the farmers that care for the eggs and encourage people to eat well and do good everyday. For generations, America's egg farmers have been committed to delivering high-quality eggs, as well as caring for their animals and the land...

2009-08-23 20:10:55

A man dressed as the Sesame Street character, Elmo, was rude to tourists in New York when they tried to photograph him, the New York Daily News said. The newspaper reported the character -- surly and dirty, nothing like the Elmo on the TV show -- swore at and jostled people who wouldn't give him money when they tried to photograph him Saturday. No picture. No picture. You have to tip Elmo. You have to tip Elmo or Elmo gets angry, the Elmo impersonator said, placing his paw over a tourist's...

2009-07-03 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a special present for America's 233rd birthday, President Barack Obama will deliver a message to the nation that will air exclusively on PBS's A Capitol Fourth, America's national Independence Day celebration. Celebrating his first Independence Day as President, Obama asks all Americans to honor those who created a new form of government and to re-dedicate ourselves to the ideals for which so many have given so much. He also marks another...

2009-06-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits returns to host the biggest and brightest birthday party in the country, A CAPITOL FOURTH, featuring for the first time ever, Barry Manilow, who will both open and close the concert broadcast with a stirring medley of hits and patriotic classics along with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. He will be joined by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, international pop...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.