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Sesame Workshop CEO Calls Big Bird's Political Relevance A 'Violation'

Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

There's no question that Big Bird has become an icon in the political world, but Sesame Workshop's CEO isn't pleased with the muppet's relevance. ...

Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.

Voters: We're On Team Big Bird

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's backhanded compliment to Big Bird and Jim Lehrer might have been one of the buzzier moments of last week's debate, but it's not a winnin...

Romney Reacts To Obama's 'Big Bird' Offensive

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

VAN METER, Iowa — On a push to expose his softer side, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday revealed his intimate connection t...

Going Back to What Works

Mike Lux | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

What the Obama ads have been doing ever since the debate is to say, in a variety of ways using a variety of validators from the media, that Romney lied. It sure is true, but that isn't convincing to swing voters.

Big Bird's Response to Mitt Romney, as Told to Me

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy
Teddy Wayne

Ultimately, Governor Romney's vision of a sunny America in which he sweeps the clouds of recession away to where the air is sweet is as phony as some sort of imaginary, seven-foot-tall, tuskless woolly mammoth. Any adult can see it doesn't exist.

Big Bird and Immigrant Families: Why I'm Voting for Obama

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 12.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Laura E. Enriquez

I'm not just talking about generations of children who have watched Sesame Street but also adults and children who watch together. I remember my dad, who immigrated to the US as a child, telling me how we used to watch Sesame Street together when I was young and how he would continue watching, learning new things, long after I had fallen asleep.

Amanda Terkel

New Obama Ad Goes After Mitt Romney On Big Bird | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is out with a new TV ad, going after one of Mitt Romney's most memorable lines from last week's presidential debate: ...

FireBigBird T-Shirts Selling Like Crazy

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Two teens are on a mission to save Big Bird. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s statement last week during the presidential debate that he plans to p...

Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Jim Lehrer,' 'Big Bird,' and 'Seth MacFarlane'

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.

Why Big Bird Is Like the Guy Who Used to Deliver Ice in Brooklyn

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Like a plumber, market forces should control the fate of artists, too. And publicly funded TV shows, as well as theater companies and people whose artistic medium is yarn.

Big Bird and the American Dream

Alex Schriver | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Alex Schriver

The recent criticisms of Mitt Romney's willingness to end subsidies to PBS merit laughter worthy of Tickle Me Elmo.

What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Lee Banville

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.08.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

The first 2012 presidential debate was the most Tweeted-about event in U.S. politics history. And what were we Tweeting about? Big Bird, largely.

An Open Letter to Mitt Romney From Big Bird

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Can you please explain to me why you think it's more important, for example, to help private plane owners but not PBS? Where are your priorities? You're clearly more concerned with Wall Street than you are Sesame Street.

LOOK: Artist Gives Big Bird An Unexpected Tribute After Presidential Debate

Posted 10.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Mitt Romney on Wednesday night unleashed a fury across America when, while speaking at the first presidential debate of 2012, he said would stop the s...

The Audacity of Mendacity

Will Durst | Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

One possible excuse for Obama's shocking passivity is he was stunned by the audacity of Romney's mendacity. There were traces of "I can't believe he just said that in front of people" smiles.

Obama: 'Elmo, You Better Make A Run For It!'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Obama issued a big warning to Sesame Street's Elmo during an outdoor rally at Cleveland State University on Friday. "Elmo, you better make a run fo...

An Open Letter to Big Bird

Shawn Bean | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Shawn Bean

It's hard to imagine. Seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line would be like seeing Big Bird in an unemployment line. What else can you do for work? You could be the mascot for Chic-Fil-A, but then there's that whole Bert-Ernie connection. Hmm. Better scratch that.

What TV Taught Us This Week

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

This week in TV went off with a bang when Nicki Minaj went into a heated rant directed at Mariah Carey during "American Idol" auditions, which escalat...

Big Bird is Proxy for a Golden Goose

David Kleeman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David Kleeman

I'm concerned that the comic edge may obscure the truth: Big Bird is an avian proxy -- what Romney really proposes is to kill a golden goose. Crippling public broadcasting would result in devastating cultural and educational losses.

WATCH: Obama And Romney's Debate Stutters Revealed

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

During the first presidential debate this week, both candidates revealed a host of phrases, concepts, and mannerisms they couldn't--or wouldn't--shake...

Obama To Romney: You Pick Wall St. Over Big Bird

Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

President Obama is betting that Big Bird appeals to more Americans than Wall Street. On the campaign trail Friday, Obama hit back at two of Mitt R...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Straight Up Murders Big Bird

Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

By now, we all know that Mitt Romney wants to foreclose Sesame Street and tell Big Bird to go the way of Oscar the Grouch. "Sorry, Big, but your stree...

Defending Big Bird

Larry Magid | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media
Larry Magid

As a journalist I don't endorse candidates, but that rule doesn't apply when it comes to endorsing birds, whether real or stuffed.