Growing up as a kid with special needs, Nick Bertsch didn’t get invited to birthday parties or sleepovers. Making friends was tough, yet that didn’t stop him from becoming a close friend to one of TV’s most iconic characters: Big Bird.
In 1964, Muppet master Jim Henson picked the young puppeteer Caroll Spinney to don an 8-foot-tall bird suit for an educational children’s show called “Sesame Street.” Forty-five years later and more than two decades since Henson’s death, Spinney is still the man inside that yellow-feathered puppet, recognized the world over as Big Bird.
Big Bird learns about death.
Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
The Obama campaign’s thinking – or non-thinking – that America will be distracted by Big Bird when there are so many other really important issues involving real people is nothing more than an insult to every Americans’ intelligence.
In last week’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney went after PBS — and Big Bird. Now, the President Barack Obama’s campaign is using it in a new TV ad.
Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?
The fallout from last week’s presidential debate continues. Polls overwhelmingly called Mitt Romney the winner. But with two more presidential debates to come, two questions arise: Can Romney sustain the momentum he gained? And can the president rebound?
Conan O’Brien weighs in on the Mitt Romney and PBS battle. Hilarity ensues. Check out the video.
There was a moment in the debate that will be discussed in the days ahead that everyone missed until yesterday. A review of the debate tape reveals that, apparently, Mitt Romney needed a cheat sheet to keep the lies straight.
No one expected Big Bird to be the breakout star of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney.
It may have been a surprise to some, but the first presidential debate had a great deal of substance.