Jim Henson


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Roscoe Orman on Jim Henson
Joan Ganz Cooney on bringing Jim Henson into The Children's Television Workshop
Caroll Spinney on Jim Henson giving puppeteers creative freedom
Bob McGrath on first hearing of Jim Henson when he got a call about Sesame Street
Manager Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson; on the creation of Kermit; on selling the Muppet Show
Danny Epstein on he and Joe Raposo meeting Jim Henson and playing music for Henson's television appearances and commercials
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Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on Jim Henson

Bob Banner

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Producer Bob Banner on working with Jim Henson and the Muppets on The Jimmy Dean Show and A Sesame Street Christmas

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on Burr Tillstrom of Kukla, Fran and Ollie  introducing him to Jim Henson
Bernie Brillstein on helping to jumpstart Jim Henson's career
Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson as Muppet Ralph on The Jimmy Dean Show
Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson leaving William Morris to follow Bernie Brillstein
Manager Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson's contributions to Sesame Street
Manager Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson; on the creation of Kermit; on selling the Muppet Show
Manager Bernie Brillstein on not being able to sell what would later become The Muppet Show
Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson's death
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with Jim Henson
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with Jim Henson, Lew Grade and others from The Muppet Show
Bernie Brillstein on a photo with Jim Henson, Jack Burns from The Muppet Show

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on The Muppets' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on winning the DGA award for his work on a John Denver special and working with Jim Henson

Ed Christie

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Ed Christie on doing an internship with Jim Henson
Ed Christie on working as an intern on "The Muppet Movie"
Ed Christie on meeting Jim Henson
Ed Christie on his favorite stories of Jim Henson
Ed Christie on creating puppets for Fraggle Rock, knowing that Jim Henson would be the puppeteer
Ed Christie on Jim Henson's death and how it affected The Henson Company

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on writing for The Jimmy Dean Show and working with Jim Henson and the Muppets

Kevin Clash

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Kevin Clash on Jim Henson

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on bringing Jim Henson into The Children's Television Workshop
Joan Ganz Cooney on meeting Jim Henson
Joan Ganz Cooney on Jim Henson
Joan Ganz Cooney on the initial lack of female puppeteers on Sesame Street
Joan Ganz Cooney on Jim Henson's Muppets on Sesame Street
Joan Ganz Cooney on Jim Henson's request to the run licensing of the Sesame Street Muppets
Joan Ganz Cooney on a story Jim Henson told her about someone passing on Sesame Street toys to a daughter
Joan Ganz Cooney on her reflections on Jim Henson

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on interviewing a young Jim Henson

Danny Epstein

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Danny Epstein on he and Joe Raposo meeting Jim Henson and playing music for Henson's television appearances and commercials
Danny Epstein on working with the characters/cast members of Sesame Street - Jim Henson

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on developing Fraggle Rock  for HBO

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on meeting a young Jim Henson at WRC NBC in Washington, D.C.

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on directing The Jimmy Dean Show, featuring Jim Henson's "Rowlf the Dog" Muppet

Marty Krofft

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Marty Krofft on meeting Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa Henson

Margaret Loesch

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Margaret Loesch on leaving Hanna-Barbera for Marvel, and on creating the Emmy Award winning-Muppet Babies for Jim Henson

Loretta Long

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Loretta Long on working with Jim Henson as "Kermit," and on working with various other of the Muppets

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on working for Jim Henson

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on making a pilot with Jim Henson, featuring the Muppets

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on working with Jim Henson on various Muppet projects, and on "Sesame Street LIVE!"
Anita Mann on the challenges of working with Jim Henson's Muppets
Anita Mann on working with Jim Henson, and on his death

Sonia Manzano

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Sonia Manzano on the Muppets being the "heart" of Sesame Street  and the legacy of Jim Henson

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on first hearing of Jim Henson when he got a call about Sesame Street
Bob McGrath on his admiration for Jim Henson and his great memories of working with him on Sesame Street
Bob McGrath on Frank Oz's and Jim Henson's directing talent and comedy with "Bert and Ernie" and "Grover" on Sesame Street

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on producing The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

Lloyd Morrisett

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Lloyd Morrisett on how Jim Henson was brought on board for Sesame Street

Roscoe Orman

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Roscoe Orman on Jim Henson

Gary Smith

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Gary Smith on working with Jim Henson

Caroll Spinney

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Caroll Spinney on making adults enjoy puppets
Caroll Spinney on loving Kukla, Fran & Ollie
Caroll Spinney on seeing Jim Henson at the Puppet Festival of America in Salt Lake; on the first time he met Jim Henson
Caroll Spinney on Jim Henson's early work - commercials with Sam and friends
Caroll Spinney on seeing Jim Henson on The Ed Sullivan Show
Caroll Spinney on his first conversation with Jim Henson, and Henson's reaction to Spinney's show with the character "Goggle" - a character similar to "Big Bird", and asking Spinney to come to New York to check out the Muppets; on Henson's popularity and work in the late '60s
Caroll Spinney on going to New York to work for Jim Henson on Sesame Street
Caroll Spinney on not getting paid while Sesame Street was on hiatus, then coming back for the second season of Sesame Street
Caroll Spinney on Jim Henson giving puppeteers creative freedom
Caroll Spinney on the success of The Muppet Show
Caroll Spinney on The Muppet Show
Caroll Spinney on Jim Henson's death

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on Jim Henson's involvement in Sesame Street and creating the Muppet "The Count"

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on working with Jim Henson on Sesame Street, and on writing for the Muppets

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