SESAME STREET

  • Sex abuse lawsuit against former Elmo puppeteer is dismissed June 21, 2014

    (Reuters) A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for his work as the voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, of child sexual abuse. The lawsuit was filed by a man who accused Clash, 53, of engaging in a sexual relationship during visits to...
  • 'Sesame Street' nears 1 billion views on YouTube February 15, 2013

    New York: Nearing 1 billion views on YouTube, "Sesame Street" is headed for Justin Bieber territory. The children's program is closing in on the kind of rarified digital milestone usually reserved for the likes of pop stars and cat videos. "Sesame Street" will soon pass 1 billion views on YouTube and...
  • US ends funding for Pakistan's Sesame Street June 6, 2012

    Kabul: The US has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" in response to alleged corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative, US officials said on Tuesday. The organisation in question is the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop, a group based...
  • 'General Hospital' leads daytime Emmy nominations May 10, 2012

    New York: Soap opera 'General Hospital' scored the highest number of daytime Emmy nominations on Wednesday, including a nod for best drama, with longrunning children's program Sesame Street coming in tied for second place. 'General Hospital' on ABC gained 23 nominations, including best lead actor in a drama series for both...
  • 'Sesame Street' on YouTube resumes after hacking October 18, 2011

    New York: The YouTube channel for "Sesame Street" is back online after hackers forced its shutdown for a day by loading Xrated material. "Sesame Street" Executive Producer CarolLynn Parente (pahREHNT'tay) said Monday that YouTube had taken the channel down Sunday after noticing the racy material. The channel usually carries new...
  • Michelle Obama on Sesame Street for 40th anniversary November 10, 2009

    Los Angeles: Landmark children's television show Sesame Street is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Tuesday with a special guest, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear on the programme and will tout the benefits of fresh and healthy food. Obama plants a mini vegetable garden on the show, to mirror...