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Governor Bill Haslam Partners with Sesame Street to promote Healthy Eating

Published on March 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has partnered with our friends at Sesame Street for a testimonial about the benefits of eating heath;y. In the short video, Haslam chats with Sesame Street faves Abby Cadabby and Rosita about why it’s important to develop healthy eating habits. NPT’s Children’s Health Crisis series touched on the role healthy eating […]

Media Update: Impact of Sesame Street on Young Children`s Learning

Published on June 19, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

Sesame Street celebrates its 43rd season this September. For over 40 years, it’s been harnessing the power of media to educate children, and there have been hundreds of studies that demonstrate the show’s effectiveness. Here are some of the research highlights: Many studies with differing methodologies have highlighted the cognitive and academic benefits of viewing […]

What We`re Reading This Summer

Published on July 17, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Even though we run a television station, we’re big on books and reading at Nashville Public Television, whether it’s doing it ourselves or encouraging other people to do it. Nearly all our kids programs are about reading in some way, whether it’s Super Why!, Word Girl, Sesame Street or Martha Speaks. We’ve been talking about […]

Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street`s Gordon) Helps Toast TSU Forensic Team

Published on August 16, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

Anytime a Sesame Street cast member comes to town, we get a little excited. That’s why where thrilled that veteran actor Roscoe Orman, who has played “Gordon” on Sesame Street for 36 years, will be in Nashville in a couple of weeks. He’ll be here on Tuesday, August 31 for a “Toast to the Team” […]

The Top Ten PBS Children`s Shows of All Time (After Sesame Street)

Published on November 11, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street has NPT Media Update Children’s Programming Correspondent and Sesame Street enthusiast Erin McInnis thinking again. This time, it’s about the plethora of OTHER great PBS children’s shows over the years. She’s compiled her favorites. Let the reminiscing (and debating) begin! By Erin McInnis Sesame Street kicked off its 40th […]

Happy Birthday Sesame Street: Let`s Get Dressed Up

Published on November 4, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Next week marks the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street. As NPT’s Erin McInnis points out, that’s two generations, at least! There’s no understating the educational and cultural impact of the show over the years, and to prove the latter point, I guarantee that you saw at least one Sesame Street costume this past Halloween, and […]

Over and Under: Bill Cosby`s Mark Twain Prize and History with PBS

Published on October 29, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Earlier this week, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C., legendary comedian, actor, author, television producer and activist Bill Cosby was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Honoring Cosby that night were Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Sinbad, Carl Reiner and Cosby Show alums Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, […]

Put Down The Duckie: Our Favorite Sesame Street Musical Guests

Published on October 16, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Word that Jason Mraz will spoof his mega-hit “I’m Yours” on Sesame Street this season, by re-writing it as “Outdoors,” has us at NPT thinking about all the other musicians who have stopped by the show, to either parody one of their own songs, sing one straight, or join the gang in a singalong celebration […]

Sesame Street: As Relevant (And Fun) As Ever

Published on September 7, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

(Ed. note). The 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street has NPT staffer Erin McInnis, who divides her time between the production and education departments, thinking about the impact the show has had on her life, and the impact it continues to have on the world-at-large. Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times, a new special […]

(Exclusive) Elmo and Big Bird Talk About A Capitol Fourth

Published on June 22, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

This year’s A CAPITOL FOURTH celebration, airing July 4 at 7:00 p.m. Central on NPT and PBS stations nationwide, has a special treat for the entire family: Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and more of the SESAME STREET gang will be on hand to celebrate America’s 233rd birthday. In an exclusive interview, […]