By 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.”
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.
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.
By Nestor U. Torre
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.”
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Count von Count on PBS’ “Sesame Street,” has died.
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.
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 [...]
By Susan Njanji
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 [...]