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2009-05-29 08:40:49

Film and television actor Jimmy Smits has agreed to serve as host of the musical event A Capitol Fourth in Washington, Capital Concerts said. Barry Manilow is to open and close the concert broadcast with a medley of hits and patriotic classics, along with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. The July 4 celebration on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol is also to feature appearances by Aretha Franklin, Natasha Bedingfield, the cast of Jersey Boys,...

2009-05-28 20:08:19

U.S. President Barack Obama sent a video message of congratulations to be shown at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. NBC News anchor Brian Williams and Elmo the Muppet served as hosts Wednesday night at the 7th annual Sesame Workshop Gala benefit dinner in New York. The evening featured a performance by singer Sheryl Crow and a screening of Obama's message. It is my honor and privilege, as a parent and as president, to say on this wonderful occasion that this video...

2009-05-28 13:59:00

BARRY MANILOW LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING ARETHA FRANKLIN, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, THE CAST OF THE JERSEY BOYS AND THE MUPPETS FROM SESAME STREET! WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smitsreturns 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...

2009-05-18 07:30:00

Children Can Now Interact with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster in Classic and New "Sesame Street" Scenes NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoostar today announced a new partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind "Sesame Street," to feature 160 classic and contemporary "Sesame Street" clips on Yoostar's revolutionary entertainment system, available for purchase on Yoostar.com starting July 1 and in retail outlets beginning on August 24. The new Yoostar(TM)...

2009-05-07 09:35:00

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama taped a segment for the children's TV program Sesame Street in New York this week. The mother of two young daughters stopped by the set Tuesday to help Muppet Elmo plant a garden. I never thought I'd be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird, and I was thrilled, the New York Daily News quoted Michelle Obama as saying later in the day at a U.S. Mission to the United Nations event. I'm still thrilled. I'm on a high. ... I think it's probably the best thing I've...

2009-03-25 16:47:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Christophers announced today the recipients of two distinguished awards to be presented during the 60th annual Christopher Awards gala here on Thursday, April 16. The 2009 Special Christopher Award honors SESAME STREET, produced by Sesame Workshop, for 40 years of landmark children's TV and new media production. The 2009 James Keller Award celebrates the life's work of Sister Teresa Kelly, S.C., who recently retired after serving 47 years as teacher...

2009-03-12 15:27:15

Sesame Workshop, the U.S. non-profit producer of Sesame Street and other educational programs, has announced plans to lay off 20 percent of its workforce. The organization said it is laying off 67 of its 355 employees because the group is not immune to the unprecedented challenges of today's economic environment. After careful review, we have concluded that we will have to operate with fewer resources in order to achieve our strategic priorities, The Financial Times quoted Sesame Workshop as...

2009-01-28 17:57:57

Queen Latifah, John Mayer and Elmo are set to star in the new PBS prime-time special, Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is producing the half-hour special in association with David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Inc. and Lookalike Productions. The HD program tells the stories of U.S. service members who return home with injuries -- visible and invisible -- and explores the heroic...

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...

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