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Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk

Dec 26, 2020

The Cheers to Puppeteers series comes to a close with a very special guest - Debra Spinney. Affectionately known as "Mrs. Big Bird", Deb is the wife of the late Caroll Spinney who brought life to Big Bird and Oscar on Sesame Street for 50 seasons. In addition to being Caroll's manager, she traveled the world with the iconic show and pitched story-lines which became some of Sesame Street's most historic moments. We talk to Debbie about her path that brought her to working for the Children's Television Workshop in 1972, how her life changed after falling in love with Caroll, and how she continues to be an ambassador to Sesame Street. You can not miss this heart-filled conversation packed with stories about Deb and Caroll's adventures and how she's working to keep his art alive. PLUS: find out why we need to get #ReleaseTheSpinneyCut trending! For mentions and episode highlights, visit Release date: December 26, 2020 ​Edited by Matt Bowen Hosted by Adam Kreutinger & Cameron Garrity