Move over, Cookie Monster. And pipe down, Oscar the Grouch.
National Public Radio announced Sunday that former Sesame Workshop CEO Gary Knell will head NPR, replacing Vivian Schiller, who resigned from the post in March.
African Voices meets Bruktawit Tigabu, who is revolutionizing education in Ethiopia.
The teen star will focus on her music, and says "being in front of the camera would make me nervous"
Friday was the 155th day the federal government has operated without a budget, and some lawmakers spent it arguing over nickels and dimes.
Get ready Elmo fans. The beloved red furry monster and his Sesame Street pals are back with a bang, and a band!
Caitlin Sanchez, 14, and her parents sue Nickelodeon, saying they were pressured into signing a dubious contract
Big Bird and the Cookie Monster have some new friends, but they're a long way from "Sesame Street."
The popular children's show has featured a curvaceous parody of Dolly Parton for years
The pop star ruffles feathers with a revealing outfit on the children's show
Throw two former preschool teachers, a rock band keyboardist and a singer together and you get the world's most famous pop band for the toddler set: The Wiggles.
Things happened in reverse for Keke Palmer.
Musical stars will join the network's hottest preschool characters for duets at the "interactive concert"
Fans are also able to win a trip to L.A. to meet the 15-year-old pop star
The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop jokes that hosting the show "completes me"
The Sonny with a Chance actress, 23, will wed boyfriend Christopher Carney
The concertgoers are swaying to the music, clapping and crowding the stage so they can reach out and touch their favorite stars -- who happen to be giant furry characters named Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie.
Actress Alaina Reed-Amini, best known for her long-running roles as Olivia Robinson on the children's program "Sesame Street" and Rose Lee Holloway on the comedy "227," has died.
A conversation last week with South Korea's president apparently showed President Obama the stark difference between how Asian nations and the United States value education.
President Obama talks about the world's hunger for knowledge and America's need to refocus on education.
At first glance, Albie Hecht's office is cluttered with toys -- a plush gorilla from the Mario Bros. video game, vinyl figurines from the toy line Kidrobot, to name a few. But in fact, they're all relics of the animation industry, where Hecht, 56, made his name launching such mega-hit children's shows such as Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora the Explorer," and "Blue's Clues."
This week in iReport we're celebrating a couple anniversaries. It's been 20 years since the world watched the Berlin Wall fall. And, that children's television favorite "Sesame Street" turned the big 4-0. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ida stormed ashore, slamming the Gulf Coast. We've got all this and more in this week's video wrap-up.
The iReport team visits the Berlin wall, view images from Hurricane Ida, and pay tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street.
The First Lady and Elmo plant vegetables, while Big Bird makes note of Mrs. O's height
Stars at the NYU Tisch Gala recollect fond memories of 'Sesame Street.'
In the early days of "Sesame Street" -- that is, B.E. (Before Elmo) -- Sesame Street was a pretty grimy place.
Elmo from "Sesame Street" is the government's latest weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus.
The federal government is reintroducing a powerful weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus: Elmo.
The celebrity chef says she's just happy to be working in the recession
The actress parties with a prom-themed birthday bash featuring her Nickelodeon costars including Miranda Cosgrove
When Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard invaded Kuwait in 1990, they brought back some unusual war booty to Baghdad: tapes of the region's "Sesame Street" show. Troops also took a Muppet camel.
Christiane Amanpour introduces us to to Palestinian Americans trying to instill peace in society's youngest members.
The country singer sends her BFF a bouquet to celebrate turning 17
CNN's Campbell Brown weighs in on Chris Brown's withdrawal of his nominations for two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
There's news tonight in the case of Chris Brown.
Source says the star has been hanging out with Rihanna, talking to mom and pastor
On the same day singer Chris Brown was arraigned for allegedly beating his pop star girlfriend Rihanna, he made an appeal to fans on his Myspace page: Vote for me for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. That's right. No apology, no concern for his battered girlfriend. He's worried about the next awards show.
CNN's Campbell Brown weighs in on Chris Brown and his arraignment for allegedly beating his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.
"Sesame Street" may not be a real place, but tell that to some of the people Michael Davis met when researching and talking about his new book, "Street Gang."
Like a lot of people, I grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets. But did you ever stop to wonder where they came from?
The singer says hanging out with Elmo on Sesame Street left him "filled with wonder"
The President-elect's family still hasn't gotten the official invite, so no decision has been made
Don't you just hate the type of person who smugly informs you, "I don't watch TV," like that's something to be proud of? They think they're so great with all their fancy book learning.
"Stay My Baby" is the first video for Nickelodeon's iCarly star
The Wiggles have been officially wiggling for 17 years now, entertaining children with music, television, videos and films that have become modern classics.
The song "1234" is used to help teach kids how to count
Kermit the Frog will be part of an exhibit, "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington
Cyrus tells the crowd she "could not be more appreciative" at her first major public appearance
Disney calls the Hannah Montana star a "bright, talented young lady"
Do you scream on roller coasters?
Cue the screaming teens: The Jonas Brothers will unveil their brand new music video at 9:45 p.m. (EST) Friday night on the Disney Channel, a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
Among some of her fans and their parents, Nickelodeon star Jamie Lynn Spears may have lost some of her status as a 'tween idol. But there are many other young actors, actresses and singers whose talent could soon make them household names.
Nickelodeon is considering a special on teen sex following the shocking announcement that Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant, the Associated Press reports.
Nickelodeon is considering a special for its young audience about sex and love following the news that 16-year-old "Zoey 101" star Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant.
Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney's 16-year-old sister, told OK! magazine that she is pregnant. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
Now that 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears has a bun in the oven, the young actress and singer's budding career may be over before it had a chance to really take off.
Albie Hecht once had one of the best jobs in television. As president of Viacom's Nickelodeon, he launched hit kids shows like Dora The Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. He went onto start the monolithic media company's edgier Spike TV channel.
"Arthur" and "Barney" are OK for toddler TV-watching. But not "Rugrats" and certainly not "Power Rangers," reports a new study of early TV-watching
Nickelodeon made a splash on the other side of the Atlantic on Saturday, debuting the U.K. edition of its Kids' Choice Awards in London.
When its television screens go blank Saturday, the Nickelodeon cable network is advising its viewers not to fiddle with the buttons - but to go outside and play.
Following the appearance on the Web of a nude photo of Vanessa Hudgens, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE that the High School Musical actress once sent risqué photos of herself to Nickelodeon star Drake Bell.
The Los Angeles comedy writer-producer who penned Fox's "In Living Color" and created Nickelodeon's "Roundhouse" has sued the Walt Disney Co., claiming it stole the idea for its hit Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana," from him.
'Kid Nation' fallout
Disney Channel's highly anticipated "High School Musical 2" danced its way to history Friday night when 17.24 million viewers tuned in, making the original movie's debut the most-watched basic cable telecast of all time.
Most people remember Soleil Moon Frye as little Punky Brewster - but she's all grown up and has a little one of her own: daughter Poet Sienna Rose, whom she and husband Jason Goldberg welcomed in 2005.
By Francois Bergeron & Craig Hanna
For more than half a century the fairy from Peter Pan has been a signature Disney character. Lately, though, she's been sharing the spotlight with a newcomer to the Magic Kingdom: Hannah Montana.
Children's television programs are filled with violent, disrespectful and aggressive behaviors, according to a study commissioned by a conservative television watchdog group.
THREE-YEAR-OLDS DON'T HAVE Disposable income. And when it comes to television, few of them channel-surf. Preschoolers, in other words, are not the audience you'd expect to be the focus of a cable T...
Taking a page from their adult contemporaries, Hasbro will now offer kids the chance to take episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dexter's Laboratory" with them anywhere they go.
You can count Marcia Cross among the fans of "Desperate Housewives" who want the characters' stories to connect again.
The blue vs. red political quips of "The Daily Show" is getting a peppermint infusion.
Last October, on the eve of the National Basketball Association's first exhibition game in China, Walt Disney president Robert Iger stepped before a battery of television cameras flanked by NBA com...
"The only Grover they know in Indiana is the fuzzy creature on Sesame Street," cracked Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels after anti-tax activist Grover Norquist attacked his proposed tax increase.
AMERICANS LIKE NOTHING BETTER than second acts, from politics to sports to show business. Jeffrey Skoll's previous moment in the spotlight, as the first full-time employee of eBay turned dot-com bi...
Killer rabbits and a legless knight. Are these the makings of a Broadway musical?
A LONG TIME AGO--records indicate the year was 1994--the futurist Dave Barry wrote a column in which he envisioned a Home Shopping Network program called Interactive Salad Bar during which viewers,...
In a deal that would unite the biggest stars of the two-to-five-year-old set, Comcast Corp. (CMCSK) is in advanced negotiations with the Public Broadcasting System, Sesame Street Workshop and HIT Entertainment to develop the first 24- hour network dedicated to preschool kids, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Juliette Lewis has movie stardom and a burgeoning career as a rock musician, but what she really wants is to find out what happened to her little dog, Chowie.
Television's Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, died Friday morning in Vermont, a family friend told CNN. He was 76.
At first the movie premiere looks like any other. There's the red carpet, the moody lighting, the black-clad waiters. But the waiters are serving Shirley Temples and star-shaped turkey-and-cheese s...
Last December, some of the biggest names in the television business gathered in a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper East Side for Viacom's annual Christmas party. It was the company's first holiday c...
Well, the new millennium is here, and the world is finally one. Technology has united us, and the tyranny of distance has been overthrown. One world, one love. I know this because on New Year's Eve...
Michael Eisner, the famously hands-on CEO of Walt Disney, is up to his old tricks. Last night he screened a rough cut of Dinosaurs, Disney's big animated movie for next summer; he loved the story b...
The Fed chairman says global markets are calming. Two European drug companies are in merger talks. Several U.S. firms announce stock splits, and the Dow's up 132 to close at 8915. It's time to wrap...
Why is it, exactly, that people have always underestimated Sumner Redstone? Could it be that he spent most of his life away from the media glare, running a not-very-glamorous chain of movie theater...
If you don't have kids under 15, chances are you won't know what to make of the tidal wave of publicity about to be unleashed for Rugrats, the movie version of Nickelodeon's top-rated cartoon TV sh...
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Meet Daniel A. FitzSimons, would-be cable programmer. FitzSimons is the founder and chairman of the Puppy Channel, a startup network that promises wall-to-wall puppies, relaxing instrumental music,...
Last winter, Disney's power Michaels, Eisner and Ovitz, were eager to get a big star onto their newly purchased network, ABC. So they flew the star's people out to L.A. Met for lunch in the Disney ...
Now that a wholesale embrace of reengineering, teamwork, and empowerment threatens to reduce American companies to a state of competitive parity, who will break out of the pack in the coming years?...
Miss Piggy might snort at the thought of sharing center stage with Minnie Mouse. But she'll have to get used to it because the piggadonna, Kermit the Frog, and scads of other Muppet characters are ...
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