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Caroll Spinney, AKA 'Big Bird' to address Nation's Pediatricians
Date:10/14/2011

BOSTON - Sesame Street has always been about social values as much as it has been about learning the alphabet. Big Bird, portrayed by puppeteer Caroll Spinney, teaches many life lessons through this humble but larger-than-life character.

In a keynote presentation to the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, Spinney will discuss the qualities his character promotes in children: compassion, self-confidence, persistence, imagination, tolerance, curiosity, openness, respect and humor. His presentation will begin at approximately 11:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

One of the most gratifying aspects of his 42-year career on Sesame Street, Spinney said, is the personal relationship children feel they have with Big Bird. Kids often write to invite Big Bird over for playdates and sleepovers. His character has helped children navigate their daily challenges, whether it's learning to count to 12 or dealing with bullies the subject of a Big Bird story line in the upcoming fall season.

"The stories on Sesame Street are so well-written, and what I've done with the bird somehow has made children really identify with him on so many levels," Spinney said. "He teaches children to care about others, to try to better himself, to be helpful, but also to be part of the community."

In his talk, Spinney will also discuss the creation of Sesame Street and the evolution of Big Bird over the years, and will be bringing a surprise guest (hint: it's not Big Bird).

Spinney has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street's premiere episode on Nov. 10, 1969. Prior to that, he performed as nine characters on Bozo's Big Top in Boston for 10 years, had a career in art and animation, and served in the Air Force.

He has traveled the world as Big Bird and won two Grammys and six Emmys, including a lifetime achievement award. For his body of work
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Contact: Susan Martin
ssmartin@aap.org
847-434-7131
American Academy of Pediatrics
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