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Sep 27
2010

Sesame Street's 41st Year

Posted by Bruce Robinson in students , public media , PBS , media , literacy , international , humor , garbage , families , education , children , birds

Bruce Robinson
sesame-street-characters2.jpgOver the past 40 years, Sesame Street has transformed our expectations of what children’s television can and should be. And they’re still at it.
 
ActressSonia Manzano has played the role of Maria on Sesame Streetsince the 1970s, and before long joined the show's staff of writers, winning 15 Emmny awards in that capacity. As one of the program's most familair human faces, she says she often triggers some recognition from people she meets offstage, but it's frequently rather vague.
 
oscar_the_grouch.jpgFrom the beginning, Caroll Spinney has provided the voice and characterizations for both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This Associated Press video clip offers a look at the man inside the costume.
[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpQW-k9sdw&NR=1&feature=fvwp 360x240]
 
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