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Elmo Interview (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-11-21

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Elmo (Fictitious character: Henson) | Clash, Kevin | Puppeteers | Raising Readers | Reading | Preschool children | Sesame Street (Television program)


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Elmo Interviewee
  • Clash, Kevin Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the November 21, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Sesame Street’s Elmo after he visited the LPB studio in Baton Rouge for the kick-off of “Raising Readers,” LPB’s preschool reading program. Sanford also talks to Elmo’s puppeteer Kevin Clash about how he got excited about reading as a child, his decision to become a puppeteer, how he became Elmo, why he thinks kids love Elmo and the importance of not letting go of your dreams. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford