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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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Jerry Nelson, Count of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 78


Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Count von Count on PBS’ “Sesame Street,” has died.

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US pulls plug on Pakistani ‘Sesame Street’

In a Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, a Pakistani artist (left) gives final touches to characters of Pakistani Sesame Street in Lahore, Pakistan. The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan says it terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a local version of Sesame Street amid reports of corruption. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States has cut funding to a popular Pakistani version of the children’s program “Sesame Street” amid allegations of fraud and abuse, a US official said Tuesday.

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Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie just friends

Bert and Ernie. AP file photo

LOS ANGELES—The popular children’s program Sesame Street on Friday put to rest rumors that odd couple roommates Bert and Ernie are gay, saying the puppets are just “best friends” and would not marry. “Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are [...]

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With yams, mosquito nets: Nigeria adapts Sesame Street


LAGOS—A yam-loving muppet and another who’s HIV positive romp about a set filled with an old drum of oil, a raffia basket and a heap of ubiquitous hot red peppers. Welcome to Sesame Street, Nigerian style. The local adaptation of the legendary children’s educational television series hits Nigerian screens at the weekend with the same [...]

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