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November 6, 1986 | By MARY FLANNERY, Daily News Staff Writer
All through the Civic Center, kids are nodding their heads to the beat of the music. They're gyrating in the aisles. They're shrieking at the stage. Is this a rock concert in progress? No, just shades of things to come from the younger generation. Not pre-teens, but pre-schoolers. The Sesame Street gang is in town through Sunday for "Big Bird Goes Hollywood," a razzle-dazzle production that enchants both parents and youngsters with sing-alongs, clap-alongs and shout-aloud-alongs.
NEWS
May 15, 1992 | BY PATRICIA KEAN, From the New York Times
What's big, yellow and has a radical agenda? Now it can be told: It's Big Bird. Grown fat and happy off your tax dollars, he's the one to blame for a wide variety of urban ills. Laurence Jarvik, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, was the first to see the vulture in that mass of feathers. Last month he charged that "'Sesame Street' is just another kid's show, no better than 'Underdog' or 'The Flintstones'. " No better certainly, and potentially a serious threat, as Jarvik goes on to prove.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By David Bauder, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Big Bird has never been so hot. Saturday Night Live , Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the Today show and Good Morning America all asked for appearances from the Sesame Street character on Thursday after he was unexpectedly thrust into the presidential campaign by Mitt Romney. Sesame Workshop says the giant yellow Muppet is declining all appearances, but there was this tweet from Big Bird on the Sesame Street account: "My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1989 | By Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Sometimes Michael Harrison is a chocolate-toned, 39-year-old man who's exactly six feet tall. But most of the time he's an eight-foot, two-inch, yellow-hued, six-year-old bird. And it doesn't bother him one bit. "I think Big Bird is a very elegant human being," says Harrison, a broad smile spreading from the middle of his moustache to its outer limits. "I think of myself the same way. " A native of the city, Harrison is currently engaged in his sixth touring production of Sesame Street Live as the World's Largest Canary.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | by Evan Levine, Special to the Daily News
SESAME STREET HOME VIDEO GOES TO THE HOSPITAL Random House Home Video, $9.95 New faces, unfamiliar surroundings and medical procedures are just some of the reasons that going to the hospital can be overwhelming for a child. "Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital" does a thorough job both of picturing much of what a child would encounter in a hospital and capturing the gamut of emotions. In the story, Big Bird goes to the hospital because he has a bad cough and a fever.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michelle Obama on Funny or Die? In a bid to spread her message about the importance of healthy eating for kids, the first lady appears on one of the Funny or Die's rudest shows,   "Billy on the Street", in which host Billy Eichner rudely descends on unwary New York pedestrians to ask them questions about pop culture. Some say this doesn't seem the most dignified arena for the usually elegant first lady. Stranger still, FLOTUS is accompanied by a friend - Sesame Street 's Big Bird . In the vid, they dance, chat, and generally hang out with Eichner in the grocery isle of a Washington-area supermarket.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1992 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Where's Biggie?" My 3-year-old daughter seemed unimpressed that Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, the Count and Prairie Dawn were all on stage together, dancing their oversized hearts out as the music swelled and the spotlights flickered. Where had Big Bird gone? It was fine that Elmo and Telly Monster and Oscar the Grouch - video companions of hers all her young life - were live, right there in front of her worried face. But where was Big Bird? Watching the opening-night production of Sesame Street Live at the Spectrum, my Molly was concerned about the lack of stage time for Big Bird.
NEWS
January 25, 1993 | By Michael Sokolove, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They came to try out for the privilege of spending a summer as Ernie or Bert. Or Big Bird, Elmo, The Count or Cookie Monster. The hot months in a hot costume at Sesame Place in Bucks County: up to 10 shows a day, $6.75 an hour, and a shot, maybe, at something bigger. The pull of show business is as powerful as ever. "I look at this as a start," Tracy Karcher, 17, said before her tryout yesterday at the Walnut Street Theater. "One day I'm gonna make it big," said David Gilleo, 16, sounding as if he'd walked right off the set of Fame.
NEWS
May 17, 2004 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Approaching the podium, a tentative Big Bird sized up the crowd. Despite his many valuable insights into numbers and letters, in Spanish and in English, he knew there was a slight chance of hostility yesterday, a faint danger of being booed offstage by the very students who had once adored him. Some of Villanova University's class of 2004 had reacted in disbelief and anger last month when news broke that their commencement speaker would be...
NEWS
April 14, 1992 | By DIANE HEIMAN and PHYLLIS BOOKSPAN
A recent report released by the American Association of University Women, "How Schools Shortchange Women," finds that teachers, textbooks and tests give preferential treatment to elementary school boys. As a result, girls who enter school with equal or better academic potential than their male counterparts lose confidence and do not perform as well. An earlier study about law students, published in the Journal of Legal Education, found a similar disparity: Male law students are called upon in class more frequently than females, speak for longer periods of time and are given more positive feedback by law professors.
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February 19, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michelle Obama on Funny or Die? In a bid to spread her message about the importance of healthy eating for kids, the first lady appears on one of the Funny or Die's rudest shows,   "Billy on the Street", in which host Billy Eichner rudely descends on unwary New York pedestrians to ask them questions about pop culture. Some say this doesn't seem the most dignified arena for the usually elegant first lady. Stranger still, FLOTUS is accompanied by a friend - Sesame Street 's Big Bird . In the vid, they dance, chat, and generally hang out with Eichner in the grocery isle of a Washington-area supermarket.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin's versatility and veteran savvy have contributed to a defense that has shown steady progression the last seven weeks. Barwin set the tone, especially in the first half during Sunday's 24-16 win over the Washington Redskins that snapped the Eagles' 10-game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles led by 17-0 at halftime, and Barwin had five tackles and the key defensive play of the opening two quarters, a sack of quarterback Robert Griffin III that forced a fumble.
NEWS
December 30, 2012
R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Retweet for respect. - @obeyMJ, Feb. 11 Many did as @obeyMJ asked, for one of the year's most retweeted tweets. I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace. Justice In Court. - Spike Lee, March 29 The film director, incensed at the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., tweeted what he mistakenly thought was the address of alleged shooter George Zimmerman.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S BEEN only-God-knows how long since anyone has been able to watch TV without being bombarded with annoying presidential campaign ads. Barring any unexpected controversies (cough, cough, voter ID, cough), those annoying 30-second clips should end when Election Day draws to a close Tuesday night. In a somewhat masochistic move, the Daily News sat through repeated viewings of some of President Obama's and Mitt Romney's ads to find the best and worst of the campaign propaganda that's been blasted over the airwaves.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
WHADDYA gonna be this Halloween? You mean you haven't decided yet? No worries. We've got you covered. Of course, you've gotta be current - Harry Potter might still be popular, but he is sooo four years ago - and it wouldn't hurt if you were at least a little bit something else. Like hilarious. (Andy Reid's mustache!) Or hot. (Melissa Gorga in gold lame!) Could be scary. (Zombies!) Or sassy. (Blue Ivy Carter!) Maybe a little bit controversial. (Who woulda thought, but Big Bird, Bert or Ernie!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
We at "SideShow" love, love, wuvvvv the Internets! They supply us with lovely fun for moments at a time. Guess who's the new viral hero of the Web! If you answered Mr. Rogers , you . . . read ahead! Fred McFeely Rogers , whose show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood went from 1968 to 2001 and whose life went from 1928 to 2003, is now a viral bomb, yo. Back in May 1969, he appeared before the U.S. Senate to defend PBS; President Richard M. Nixon wanted to cut its $20 million grant in half.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By David Bauder, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Big Bird has never been so hot. Saturday Night Live , Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the Today show and Good Morning America all asked for appearances from the Sesame Street character on Thursday after he was unexpectedly thrust into the presidential campaign by Mitt Romney. Sesame Workshop says the giant yellow Muppet is declining all appearances, but there was this tweet from Big Bird on the Sesame Street account: "My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7!
FOOD
November 23, 2011
At my house, Thanksgiving isn't about what's on our plates the day of the Big Meal. Sure, we prepare the usual turkey with mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, jellied cranberries, and pumpkin pie. The cousins, aunts, and uncles show up for the high school football game; everyone catches up on all the news; and we all reflect on what we have to be thankful for. But these things are just a prelude to the...
NEWS
December 8, 2010 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Tianna Gaines-Turner came face to face Tuesday with Elmo, her Sesame Street hero and fellow hunger fighter. She may never be the same. Gaines-Turner, 31, of Frankford, is one of the Witnesses to Hunger, part of an advocacy program of women in poverty started at the Drexel University School of Public Health. On Tuesday, she traveled to the Capital Area Food Bank to be part of the start of a national healthy-foods and antihunger campaign begun by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street.
NEWS
May 14, 2010 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Fraser is prepping for the birding big time. So he doesn't just have his binoculars and his scope. He's got his iPhone with its super birding app. He's got his navigational GPS. On a day in the field, he'll be calling and texting, ever in search of feathered updates. And, yes, har har , he'll be tweeting. In the normal birding world, new technologies and social networking have transformed the way people find birds, identify them, and learn to recognize their songs.
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