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Holly Robinson Peete, Whose Dad Starred on ‘Sesame Street,’ Remembers Original Star Bob McGrath: “So Loved All Over the World”

Holly Robinson Peete and Vanessa Williams were among those in Hollywood and the music industry who shared their condolences and tributes on social media following the death of Bob McGrath.  The actor’s family posted on social media Sunday that he died at 90. For four decades, McGrath portrayed the friendly music teacher Bob Johnson as […]

How ‘Sesame Street’ Is Preparing for a Future Beyond Its HBO Max Deal

There are few television brands more iconic than Sesame Street.  The long-running children’s TV show, which debuted in 1969 and is produced by Sesame Workshop, will debut its 53rd season on HBO Max Nov. 3. But the season will also reflect reverberations from 2020, both in response to learning loss and issues of emotional well-being […]

Shine Global Honors Ballet Documentary ‘Lift’ With Inaugural Children’s Resilience in Film Award

Nonprofit media company Shine Global hosted its first-ever Children’s Resilience in Film Awards on Thursday to celebrate the impact of children’s stories in filmmaking. With a breakfast and ceremony held at Paramount Pictures Studios, the event — of which The Hollywood Reporter was a sponsor — awarded ballet documentary Lift with the inaugural Children’s Resilience […]

Sesame Place Sued for Discrimination in Wake of Viral Video

A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million over claims of racial discrimination, alleging multiple costumed characters ignored a 5-year-old Black girl during a meet-and-greet event last month. The lawsuit comes in the wake of a video, shared widely on social media, showing two other Black girls apparently being snubbed […]

Caroll Spinney, Big Bird Muppeteer for Nearly 50 Years, Dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, the big-hearted Muppeteer who climbed inside a claustrophobic feathered costume to play the beloved 'Sesame Street' character Big Bird for almost a half-century, has died. He was 85.

‘Sesame Street’ Moving to HBO Max in 5-Year Deal

There will be a new way to get to 'Sesame Street' in 2020: The beloved children's series is moving from HBO to streaming platform HBO Max for its 51st season.

Partners in Design: New ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Marvel’ Apparel, Cardi B and Offset to Debut Headphones

In the latest Partners in Design: Moschino celebrates the Trolls' 60th anniversary, Puma celebrates 'Sesame Street's' 50th and Etro gets excited for the next 'Star Wars' installment.

Stephen Colbert and Oscar the Grouch Sing About Whether Things Will Get Better or Worse

Oscar the Grouch joined Stephen Colbert in a musical performance about depressing current events on Tuesday's episode of 'The Late Show.

Childhood Heroes or Poor Role Models? Meet the Muppets Evicted From ‘Sesame Street’

Even 'Sesame Street' has learned one or two hard lessons over the decades after facing troubled times with some of their muppets.

50 Years of Sunny Days on ‘Sesame Street’: Behind the Scenes of TV’s Most Influential Show Ever

As Sesame Street celebrates being on-air for five decades, its producers offer extraordinary access behind the scenes of TV’s longest-running and most influential kids’ show ever — and reveal how a $100 million-a-year mainstay nearly went out of business.

Where ‘Sesame Street’ Gets Its Funding — and How It Nearly Went Broke

With operating costs of more than $100? million a year, 'Sesame Street' was at one point barely bringing in enough money to stay afloat.

‘Sesame Street’ Movie’s Writer-Director Reveals Plot Details

"It's going to be big," promises Portlandia's Jonathan Krisel, who's been hired to write and direct a still-untitled Sesame Street feature in development at Warner Bros.