Will Big Bird Get a Nobel Peace Prize?
First, there was One Voice with Jason “George Costanza” Alexander, Mr and Mrs Brad Pitt and friends.
Now, muppets are trying to bring peace to the Middle East.
Where countless politicians and diplomats have failed, Elmo, Cookie Monster and their “Sesame Street” buddies are on a mission to promote peace and tolerance in the Middle East.
A programing experiment using the Muppet characters was launched six months ago and was widely welcomed by parents, educators and the media. But the Muppets are not without their critics in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.
Sesame Workshop partnered with local producers to create “Sesame Stories,” an adventurous initiative to use new and existing “Sesame Street” characters to foster respect and understanding among children in the region.
“Sesame Stories” is now airing as three parallel productions on Jordan Television, the HOP! Channel in Israel and the Ma’an Network in the West Bank and Gaza.
I like the sound of puppets working for peace for a change.