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  1. Good nest for Big BirdRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? asks the ground-breaking show's theme song. Beginning this fall, the route is through premium cable and its related avenues.

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  2. Kermit SopranoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Toledo Blade

    Kermit the Frog and the rest of his 'Sesame Street' friends are moving to HBO for first-run shows. ASSOCIATED PRESS The premium TV channel HBO offers some of the most violent and sexually explicit shows on TV, including Game of Thrones and The Sopranos .

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  3. How Actress Sonia Manzano Brought A Latino Perspective To 'Sesame Street'Read the original story

    Wednesday | Switched

    During a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday about her new memoir, Becoming Maria , actress Sonia Manzano looked back on her time playing neighbor Maria on the iconic children's show "Sesame Street" and discussed the pressures of being a minority on television. Manzano told HuffPost Live that when she was hired on "Sesame Street" at 21 years old, her fellow cast member Matt Robinson told her that part of her job was to "make sure the Latino content was correct."

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  4. Retiring "Sesame Street" star influenced by tumultuous childhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | CBS News

    As one of the first leading Latina women on American television, Sonia Manzano, known for her beloved role as Maria on "Sesame Street," helped generations of children learn their letters, numbers and a bit of Spanish. Little did viewers know, however, that Manzano's tumultuous childhood growing up in the South Bronx of New York greatly influenced her approach to the role she took on in 1971 as a 21-year-old.

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  5. 'Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano shares her childhood memories ahead of new memoir's releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    Millions know Sonia Manzano as Sesame Street neighbor and friendly Fix-It Shop owner Maria. Now, the Emmy-winning actress and children's book author reveals a different - and darker - side of herself following her retirement from the show , opening up about her turbulent upbringing with her new YA memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.

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  6. 'Sesame Street's' Sonia Manzano on HBO Move: Show "Is Still Mirroring the Society That We Live in"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Hollywood Reporter

    The actress, who's retiring after 44 years of playing Maria, says the show's new channel is a sign of the times. Sesame Street 's Sonia Manzano is leaving the long-running children's series after 44 years of playing Maria.

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  7. Sonia Manzano's journey from the Bronx to "Sesame Street"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | CBS News

    Manzano took on the role of Maria on "Sesame Street" in 1971 when she was 21. As one of the first leading Latina women on television, Maria helped generations of children learn their letters, numbers and a bit of Spanish. After 44 years and 15 Emmy Awards, Manzano is leaving "Sesame Street."

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  8. Landscape of Children's TV Shifted Beneath 'Sesame Street'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Education Week

    The deal that is sending "Sesame Street" to a new TV neighborhood -the premium channels and services of HBO-is emblematic of a fast-shifting landscape for children's television programming, experts say. Preschoolers and their parents have vastly larger volumes of programming available to them, on more channels, than they did when "Sesame Street" debuted in 1969, and they are increasingly watching shows not just on living room TVs, but also on platforms such as tablet computers and mobile phones.

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  9. Hypocrites line up on Sesame StreetRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Minot Daily News

    The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On Aug. 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show "Sesame Street," delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.

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  10. Sesame Workshop - "HBO deal sparks soul-searching among public broadcastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Current

    New episodes featuring Bert, Ernie and other Sesame Street residents will debut this fall on HBO, which bought exclusive first-run distribution rights under a new contact with Sesame Workshop. The deal to keep Sesame Street going with HBO's backing may have aided Sesame Workshop's bottom line, but the long-term cost to the PBS Kids brand and the case for supporting children's programming on public TV is still to be seen.

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  11. In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Since 1971 Sonia Manzano has been one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. As Maria, she guided Big Bird, Elmo, and the rest of the gang through life lessons large and small.

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  12. Kermit Soprano: 'Sesame Street' moves to a fierce neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Post-gazette.com

    The premium TV channel HBO is known for some of the most violent and sexually explicit shows on TV, including "Game of Thrones," "True Detective" and "The Sopranos." Now it's also home to "Sesame Street."

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  13. Ohter voices / New home for kids' classic: How to get to a Sesame Streeta ? Pay a premiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | HeraldNet

    For years humor-impaired right-wingers have worried about the nature of the relationship between Bert and Ernie on "Sesame Street." Now there's a truly strange relationship for them to worry about.

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  14. Chris Johnson: Public television gives HBO the birdRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Recently it was announced that "Sesame Street" is moving to HBO. Yes, the premium network that has bought you such groundbreaking child's fare as "True Blood," "Sex and the City" and "Taxicab Confessions" is bringing muppets back for the first time since "Fraggle Rock" was destroyed by a 1987 earthquake.

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  15. Bozell & Graham: Hypocrites Line Up on Sesame StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Illinoisreview

    The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show Sesame Street, delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.

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  16. Bozell & Graham Column: Hypocrites Line Up on Sesame StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | NewsBusters.org

    The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show Sesame Street, delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.

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  17. Get the Government Out of Public BroadcastingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Heritage Foundation

    ... down mercilessly. To avoid this fate, Sesame Workshop, which produces Big Bird and all of the Muppets on Sesame Street, struck a five-year deal that will make the children's program available first on HBO, injecting an undisclosed amount of cash ...

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  18. Big Bird and Big Media: What Sesame Street on HBO MeansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Time

    As we strive to make sense of the announcement that Sesame Street will debut its next five years of new episodes on the expensive cable network HBO, we should step back from the particulars and look at what this shift shows us about the current state of American life. The Sesame Street move is not a horrible thing in itself.

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  19. Jeff Jacoby:Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Jewish World Review

    Starting this fall, "Sesame Street" will be brought to its millions of viewers by the letters H, B, and O. After 45 years as a jewel in the crown of public broadcasting, the iconic children's television program is moving to the cable network better known for such decidedly adult fare as "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective."

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  20. Andrew Adam: C is for Change, is that good enough for Sesame Street?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Recordpub.com

    ... until nine months later. I'm confused as to why the show was cut down to 30 minutes. Reports say the feedback "Sesame Street" creators received was that parents wanted it shorter. But the same stories point out TV ratings have the hour-long morning ...

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