| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Recently, the beloved PBS children's show, "Sesame Street", introduced viewers to a new character who has a parent in prison.
Alex, whose dad is incarcerated, is part of an online kit called "Little Children, Big Challenges," featured on the "Sesame...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson.
Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:58 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama is making a trip to Pawnee, Ind. FLOTUS is set to make an appearance in the one-hour season finale of "Parks and Recreation," which airs April 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
The episode, "Moving Up," was shot recently in Miami, where...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The people who run KCET-TV see a solid future ahead. But the station's accountants aren't so sure.
KCETLink, the nonprofit organization that runs the independent public TV outlet based in Burbank, "has suffered recurring losses that raise substantial...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the
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stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* The frenzy to acquire fast-growing technology startups
reached new heights on...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, had a career that spanned stage and screen, but it was on TV that he was best known.
His first TV appearance was on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater," but it was on the variety show program "Your...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Internet, your favorite a cappella group has teamed up with your favorite children's show for an excellent educational video. "The Sing-Off" winners Pentatonix recently visited "Sesame Street," and you can watch their appearance here....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Wallykazam!," you might have guessed from the title, is a show for young people. Premiering Monday afternoon on Nickelodeon, it is a preschool, literacy-based cartoon that essentially takes a "Sesame Street" sound-of-this-letter blackout and works it...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Poor Benedict Cumberbatch. Just because he plays brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes on TV, everyone expects him to be some kind of genius, when the truth is he struggles to comprehend basic arithmetic.
OK, not really, but that's the joke that the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...