| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:19 PM
John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money.
How bad has the incarceration problem...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:28 PM
There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices.
There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street."
There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old.
And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please.
It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat.
Welcome to the state-of-the-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:45 PM
From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America."
Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Is "Pancake Mountain" finally ready for its close-up? After a decade as an intermittent, now-you-see-it, now-you-don't cult item, the alt-rock guerrilla kids' dance party, forged in the crucible of Washington, D.C., cable-access television and spread like...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The members of One Direction have been churning out pop hits since they came together after competing on "The X-Factor," but their latest musical endeavor involves a much simpler tune.
In advance of the group's upcoming appearance in "Sesame Street's"...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...