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Meet Lily, a muppet facing growing concern: national hungerupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 19:10:00

Move over, Cookie Monster. And pipe down, Oscar the Grouch.

NPR's new chief moves from Muppet diplomacy to radioupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 19:15:00

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.

Revolutionizing education in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 07:05:00

African Voices meets Bruktawit Tigabu, who is revolutionizing education in Ethiopia. Demi Lovato Is Leaving Sonny with a Chanceupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 18:10:00

The teen star will focus on her music, and says "being in front of the camera would make me nervous"

CNNMoney: Budget battles: Big Bird under attackupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 19:29:00

Friday was the 155th day the federal government has operated without a budget, and some lawmakers spent it arguing over nickels and dimes.

CNNMoney: Exclusive: Top-secret Elmo and friends revealedupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 05:36:00

Get ready Elmo fans. The beloved red furry monster and his Sesame Street pals are back with a bang, and a band! Voice of Dora the Explorer Says She Was Cheated Out of Millionsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 16:29:00

Caitlin Sanchez, 14, and her parents sue Nickelodeon, saying they were pressured into signing a dubious contract

HIV-positive muppet to star in Nigeria's 'Sesame Street'updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 06:48:00

Big Bird and the Cookie Monster have some new friends, but they're a long way from "Sesame Street." Forget Katy Perry! See Who Else Busted Out on Sesame Streetupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 15:48:00

The popular children's show has featured a curvaceous parody of Dolly Parton for years POLL: Is Katy Perry Too Risqué For Sesame Street?updated: Thu Sep 23 2010 15:53:00

The pop star ruffles feathers with a revealing outfit on the children's show

CNNMoney: How The Wiggles became an empireupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 14:42:00

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.

The making (and marketing) of the latest tween starupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:48:00

Things happened in reverse for Keke Palmer. Nickelodeon Sets Lineup for First Mega Music Festupdated: Tue May 11 2010 22:29:00

Musical stars will join the network's hottest preschool characters for duets at the "interactive concert" Hot Ticket: Justin Bieber & Rihanna to Perform at Kids' Choice Awardsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 06:35:00

Fans are also able to win a trip to L.A. to meet the 15-year-old pop star Kevin James to Host Kids' Choice Awardsupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 06:11:00

The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop jokes that hosting the show "completes me" Disney Channel Star Tiffany Thornton Is Engagedupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 08:51:00

The Sonny with a Chance actress, 23, will wed boyfriend Christopher Carney

Caribbean resort caters to little onesupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 09:20:00

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.

'Sesame Street,' '227' star Alaina Reed-Amini diesupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 13:21:00

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.

Obama pushes math, science educationupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 15:46:00

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.

Obama: Education is the keyupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 15:46:00

President Obama talks about the world's hunger for knowledge and America's need to refocus on education.

Fortune: An animation studio bets on the iPhoneupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 12:25:00

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: Berlin Wall's fall, Sesame Street's birthdayupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:48:00

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.

This Week in iReportupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:48:00

The iReport team visits the Berlin wall, view images from Hurricane Ida, and pay tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street. Michelle Obama Helps Sesame Street Mark the Big 4-0updated: Mon Nov 09 2009 12:37:00

The First Lady and Elmo plant vegetables, while Big Bird makes note of Mrs. O's height

Stars remember 'Sesame Street'updated: Thu Nov 05 2009 09:49:00

Stars at the NYU Tisch Gala recollect fond memories of 'Sesame Street.'

'Sesame Street's' been swept, but the magic of show remainsupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 09:49:00

In the early days of "Sesame Street" -- that is, B.E. (Before Elmo) -- Sesame Street was a pretty grimy place.

Elmo fights H1N1updated: Thu Sep 03 2009 12:30:00

Elmo from "Sesame Street" is the government's latest weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus.

Elmo joins H1N1 flu fightupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 10:44:00

The federal government is reintroducing a powerful weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus: Elmo. Rachael Ray Wins Daytime Emmy for Best Talk Showupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 12:32:00

The celebrity chef says she's just happy to be working in the recession Nickelodeon's Keke Palmer Celebrates Sweet 16updated: Thu Aug 27 2009 11:29:00

The actress parties with a prom-themed birthday bash featuring her Nickelodeon costars including Miranda Cosgrove

Reaching the next generation with 'Muppet diplomacy'updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:15:00

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.

Trying 'Muppet diplomacy'updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:15:00

Christiane Amanpour introduces us to to Palestinian Americans trying to instill peace in society's youngest members. Taylor Swift's B-Day Surprise for Selena Gomezupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 20:48:00

The country singer sends her BFF a bouquet to celebrate turning 17

Chris Brown and Nickelodeonupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 06:29:00

CNN's Campbell Brown weighs in on Chris Brown's withdrawal of his nominations for two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Commentary: Nickelodeon took cowardly wayupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 06:29:00

There's news tonight in the case of Chris Brown. Chris Brown Not Planning to Attend Kids' Choice Awardsupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 13:09:00

Source says the star has been hanging out with Rihanna, talking to mom and pastor

Commentary: Chris Brown up for Nickelodeon award?updated: Wed Mar 11 2009 07:29:00

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.

Chris Brown controversyupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 07:29:00

CNN's Campbell Brown weighs in on Chris Brown and his arraignment for allegedly beating his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.

How do you get to 'Sesame Street'?updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 13:41:00

"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."

Surprising stories behind 20 Muppet charactersupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:12:00

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? VIDEO: Tickle Me John Mayer?updated: Sun Feb 01 2009 09:30:00

The singer says hanging out with Elmo on Sesame Street left him "filled with wonder" Obama Girls Offered Guest Roles on Hannah Montanaupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 21:53:00

The President-elect's family still hasn't gotten the official invite, so no decision has been made

Four types of TV guys to avoidupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 20:44:00

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. FIRST LOOK: Miranda Cosgrove's New Music Videoupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 13:26:00

"Stay My Baby" is the first video for Nickelodeon's iCarly star

About The Wigglesupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 02:07:00

The Wiggles have been officially wiggling for 17 years now, entertaining children with music, television, videos and films that have become modern classics. Feist's Hit Gets a Sesame Street Makeoverupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 15:07:00

The song "1234" is used to help teach kids how to count The Muppets Take Washingtonupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 15:00:00

Kermit the Frog will be part of an exhibit, "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington Miley Cyrus Thanks Fans for 'Support'updated: Mon May 05 2008 15:17:00

Cyrus tells the crowd she "could not be more appreciative" at her first major public appearance Miley to Perform at Disney Channel Gamesupdated: Thu May 01 2008 09:24:00

Disney calls the Hannah Montana star a "bright, talented young lady"

Taking the kids: What's new at theme parks this summerupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 11:05:00

Do you scream on roller coasters? Jonas Brothers Set to Debut New Videoupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 11:43:00

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. Who Will Be the Next Big 'Tween Star?updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:44:00

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 Considers Post-Spears Teen Sex Specialupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 22:42:00

Nickelodeon is considering a special on teen sex following the shocking announcement that Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant, the Associated Press reports.

Spears' network may air teen pregnancy showupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 18:59:00

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.

Spears' sister pregnantupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 18:59:00

Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney's 16-year-old sister, told OK! magazine that she is pregnant. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.

Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy could put budding career at riskupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 19:08:00

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.

Fortune: No, Albie's not crazyupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 08:47:00

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. Study: Barney OK, Power Rangers Notupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 11:00:00

"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 Emma Watson Is Named Nickelodeon's Best Actressupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 20:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Nickelodeon to kids: Get some exercise!updated: Fri Sep 28 2007 06:30:00

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. Source: Vanessa Hudgens Sent Nude Photo to Drake Bellupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 16:42:00

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.

CNNMoney: Lawsuit claims Disney stole TV show ideaupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:32:00

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.

CNNMoney: 'Kid Nation' falloutupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:32:00

'Kid Nation' fallout

'High School' sequel smashes ratings recordsupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 21:11:00

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. Soleil Moon Frye: How Motherhood Changed Meupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 15:04:00

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.

FSB: Designing theme park rides: An $8M businessupdated: Fri May 18 2007 15:38:00

By Francois Bergeron & Craig Hanna

Fortune: Hannah Montana Inc.updated: Wed Jan 24 2007 16:16:00

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.

Group: Children's TV isn't kid stuffupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 09:08:00

Children's television programs are filled with violent, disrespectful and aggressive behaviors, according to a study commissioned by a conservative television watchdog group.

Fortune: COMCAST AND VIACOM BATTLE FOR THE KIDS updated: Mon Dec 12 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: SpongeBob SquarePants on the go?updated: Mon Nov 14 2005 11:22:00

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.

showbuzzupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 15:28:00

You can count Marcia Cross among the fans of "Desperate Housewives" who want the characters' stories to connect again.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 15:44:00

The blue vs. red political quips of "The Daily Show" is getting a peppermint infusion.

Fortune: MICKEY MAOupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 00:01:00

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...

Apostasy in Indianaupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 17:26:00

"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.

Fortune: EBAY'S FIRST HIRE GOES TO THE MOVIES updated: Mon Mar 07 2005 00:01:00

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...

showbuzzupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 15:48:00

Killer rabbits and a legless knight. Are these the makings of a Broadway musical?

Fortune: Comcast Wants to Change the World ... But Can It Learn to Answer the Phone?updated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

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,...

CNNMoney: Comcast Plans Network for Toddlersupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 06:02:00

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.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 14:11:00

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.

TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Bob Keeshan, deadupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 14:00:00

Television's Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, died Friday morning in Vermont, a family friend told CNN. He was 76.

Fortune: Disney's 'Tween Machine How the Disney Channel became must-see TV--and the company's unlikely cash cow.updated: Mon Sep 29 2003 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: No. 101 Who's The Boss? Viacom President Mel Karmazin is the company's main man. On that point, even CEO Sumner updated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Global, Schmobal In a world without borders, what's American now?updated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Eisner's Mousetrap Disney's CEO says the company has a lot of varied problems he can fix. But what if the real issue is somethinupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: There's No Business Like Business Show Business How CNBC grew from an ugly duckling into a network to make a peacock proud.updated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Viacom: Redstone's Remarkable Ride to the Top Sumner Redstone led a revival at Blockbuster video, silenced his updated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Viacom's Itty-Bitty, Synergistic, Billion-Dollar Franchise This Thanksgiving, if your 6-year-old begs to go to the new Rugrats mupdated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Laybourne Co. CONTENT FOR TV AND THE INTERNETupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

hq: new york city founded: 1998 sales: zero employees: 20 stock: privately held web address: n.a.

Fortune: Cable TV's Malthusian Crunch LIFE OF THE NARROWCASTER: NASTY, BRUTISH, SHORTupdated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

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?...

Fortune: THE MUPPETS SELL OUTupdated: Mon Sep 25 1989 00:01:00

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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