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  • Big Bird's producer boasts well-padded retirement nest

    Far from being a pauper, Sesame Workshop, the company that produces the beloved children's television program that has become an unlikely point of partisan bickering in the presidential campaign, has put away more than $100 million in investments, including more than $20 million in hedge funds and $9.7 million in a private equity fund.

  • ‘Sesame Street’ firm calls on Obama to pull ‘Big Bird’ ad

    Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit company that owns Big Bird and the rest of the “Sesame Street” gang, asked the Obama campaign Tuesday to pull down political ads featuring the iconic bird and attacking Mitt Romney for saying he would end taxpayer funding for PBS.

  • US ends funding for Pakistan's 'Sesame Street'

    The U.S. 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, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

  • US terminates funding for Pakistan 'Sesame Street'

    The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street," the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The decision came as a Pakistani newspaper reported allegations of corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative.

  • Next NPR CEO is longtime 'Sesame Street' honcho

    The man who helped bring "Sesame Street" to a global audience for the past 11 years will take over as president and CEO of NPR, the public radio network announced Sunday.

  • "Sesame Street" characters (from the left) Cookie Monster, Zoe, Rosita, Elmo and Grover are touring 40 U.S. military bases to entertain and offer advice to children with deployed parents. The tour is a joint project of the USO and Sesame Workshop. (Photograph provided by USO)

    'Sesame Street' helps military children with parents' deployments

    Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and the Count have spent years teaching children right from wrong and how to count, but now some of their fellow "Sesame Street" neighbors will take on a new task: counseling military families.

  • Sesame Workshop appoints liaison

    The letter G is for government for Aura Kenny Dunn, newly appointed assistant vice president of government relations at the Sesame Workshop, the group that produces the "Sesame Street" public television show.

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