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Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

This June 22, 2010 file photo released by Sesame Workshop, "Sesame Street" characters Elmo, second from right, and Super Grover, right, pose with four new muppets representing healthy food groups; fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains as part of their "Food For Thought:  Eating Well on a Budget" initiative in New York. AP

You don’t get to be the longest-running children’s show in TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching “Sesame Street” can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

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Tina Fey talks about her new TV show after ‘30 Rock’

FEY. Portrays feisty Russian guard in “Muppets Most Wanted.” RUBEN V. NEPALES

“It’s been a very restorative, slowly paced year,” Tina Fey said, looking relaxed indeed one recent Sunday afternoon. “It’s been a little over a year since we stopped ‘30 Rock.’ I did these movies for a few weeks at a time. Then, we started developing the show for Ellie (Kemper). Now, we’re actually about to shoot the pilot.”

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How Sesame Street tones down for Afghanistan

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Indian and Afghan producers of children’s TV favorite “Sesame Street” are brainstorming in a New Delhi office, swapping tips on how to make Big Bird and his fluffy pals palatable to local viewers.

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‘Sesame Street’ director Emily Squires dies in NYC


A longtime “Sesame Street” director who also worked on soap operas including “The Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” has died. Emily Squires was 71.

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Romney’s ‘big’ blunder

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Worthington Industries, a metal processing company, in Worthington, Ohio, Thursday, October 25, 2012. AP/Charles Dharapak

US Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, bit off more than he could chew during his recent debate with his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama, when he declared that, in order to save money, his administration would cut government subsidy to PBS, the producer of educational programs like “Sesame Street.”

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