Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sesame Street has a new character

Abby Cadabby image from PBS web siteOk, the other day we posted on Mr. Rogers testifying before congress. Today, I thought I would let you all know that Sesame Street has a new character named Abby Cadabby, who is the first new female character in 13 years. Now what does Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers have to do with the government? Well, the government gave the Corporation for Federal Broadcasting $400 million dollars last year. Approximately 137 million of that money will go to programming, like Sesame Street, Masterpiece Theater and Buster the Rabbit. Want to read all the budgetary details? Check page 1124 of the Appendix to the 2007 budget. While I can't find that Kermit testified before Congress, there have been numerous hearings where Sesame Street has been a topic of discussion. To find out about these hearings, please search LexisNexis Congressional (this database is available to users in the CU community) or stop by your local depository library.

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