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  • Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years

    Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years
    Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie." Oh, and he's also Big Bird. That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
  • Binge Viewing is Forcing Showrunners to Evolve

    Binge-viewing is one of the most profound changes to hit the smallscreen business in memory, a revolution in the way TV is distributed and consumed. By Advanced Television's estimate, 70% of U.S. viewers self-identify as "binge-ers," and Netflix's...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule

    PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule
    Like so many classic works, from "War and Peace" to "Great Expectations," "Sesame Street" is now getting an abridged version.  PBS and Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday it will be adding a shortened, 30-minute version of the long-running educational...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno no longer has "The Tonight Show," but he'll soon have a new honor to add to his resume. On Wednesday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian will receive the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....
  • 'Sesame Street' to Add Half-Hour Show on PBS Kids

    PBS Kids will introduce a half-hour version of "Sesame Street" this fall, the network announced Wednesday. From Monday, Sept. 1, the half-hour show will air on weekday afternoons on PBS stations in addition to the one-hour series that airs weekday...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Original plays on tap at Touchstone

    "Fresh Voices," a showcase of new theater featuring original works-in-progress by Touchstone apprentices, returns Friday and Saturday with five original pieces exploring the theme of "Other Worlds." The showcase called "Beyond Words" features works by...
  • NYC Film Czar: Hollywood's Creating Jobs, Not Stealing Them

    The work may be coming from Hollywood, but the paychecks are being spent and saved in the Big Apple, argued Cynthia Lopez, the newly appointed commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, on Tuesday at the LIC Summit in Gotham. "We have...
  • Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s. "The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...
  • PBS39 show 'SuperFoods' aims for national reach

    Chef Walter Staib's new PBS39 cooking show, "SuperFoods," is a totally 21stcentury production, giving viewers the know-how to make healthy dishes from nutrient-packed ingredients. But Staib also maintains an 18th century presence as proprietor of...