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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Phoenix mom brings to life Sesame Street’s new Muppet with autism

Stacey Gordon knows how to get to Sesame Street. Gordon is the Phoenix mom/puppeteer behind Julia, the Muppet with autism who debuted on Sesame Street this spring. It’s a convergence of all her worlds as a professional puppeteer and the mother of a son with autism. “I cried when I read the script, because as […]

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HGTV to give away its custom Smart Home in Scottsdale this summer

Anyone wanting a high-tech, energy-efficient home in Scottsdale may have a chance to win just that. HGTV built its 2017 Smart Home in Scottsdale, and the network will give the fully furnished home to one lucky viewer this summer. The 3,300-square-foot, single-level home has three bedrooms, a three-car garage, a wet bar, a home office and […]

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“Sesame Street” adds Julia, a Muppet with autism and a Phoenix puppeteer

An Arizona mom will be making history on Monday, April 10, when she joins the cast of “Sesame Street.” Stacey Gordon, a Phoenix puppeteer, is bringing Julia — a Muppet with autism — to the show. The idea is to teach families and children about acceptance.  Julia, an orange-haired girl who sometimes does things a bit […]

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Meteorite man hosts The Stem Journals

Geoff Notkin STEM Journals

Most people know Geoff Notkin as one of the hosts for three seasons of “Meteorite Men” on the Science Channel. After traveling 120,000 miles around the globe doing the show, Notkin says he is happy to be able to hop in his truck and travel around Arizona as the new host for the second season […]

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“Girl Model” shows what’s cut from the reality shows

The award-winning POV (Point of View) documentary series closes its 25th season tomorrow with the national  broadcast premiere of “Girl Model.” The film,which confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth, follows two people whose lives intersect because of the modeling industry. The film will stream in its entirety on the POV website […]

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