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Television / Bert & Ernie #1130365

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 23, 2018
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(Studio: Elaine Quijano) Report introduced.

(New York: Tony Dokoupil) The 50-year friendship of "Sesame Street" muppets Bert & Ernie featured; show scenes shown; details given of the view in the LGBTQ Website Queerty from writer Mark Saltzman† that Bert & Ernie mirrored his partner relationship. The response from Sesame Workshop & creator Frank Oz† that Bert & Ernie were created as best friends quoted. Other diversity characters from "Sesame Street: mentioned. ["Washington Post" writer Elahe IZADI††- offers views on the talk about sexual orientation.]

Quijano, Elaine;
Dokoupil, Tony

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