AFTRA Scenes for 'Sesame,' 'Idol' diversity


"Sesame Street" and "American Idol" are among shows to be honored today with AFTRA's American Scene Awards. The annual laurels recognize "excellence in programming that portrays diversity in a positive and realistic light." The performers union announced the awards Thursday at its 70th annual membership convention in Philadelphia, with more than 300 delegates, guests and press in attendance for the awards program.