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3/31/10: Muppet Diplomacy

Photo Courtesy of Sesame Workshop
Photo Courtesy of Sesame Workshop

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – For over 40 years, Sesame Street has taught many Americans their ABCs. But the show has also focused on tolerance and diversity and now it brings that same message to over 120 countries worldwide. In South Africa there's an HIV-positive muppet named Kami, whose name means "acceptance." In Indonesia, the show is called "Jalan Sesama," "Togetherness Street." Gary Knell is President and CEO of Sesame Workshop. He's in Utah, and he joins us to talk about Sesame Street's role around the world.

  • Gary Knell is the featured speaker at the 2010 Evening of Conscience sponsored by the University of Utah College of Humanities. The event is Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available through ArtTix by calling 801-355-ARTS or by clicking here. The event is at Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple in Downtown Salt Lake City - and you can also get tickets at the door.

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