"Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."
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Jon Stewart suggests the "empty-headed puppets" on the right come up with their own version of Sesame Street. Call it Patriot Street.
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Sesame Street has responded:
Sesame Workshop exec vp Sherrie Westin scolded the next morning, on CNN.
“Sesame Workshop receives very, very little funding from PBS,” she explained.
“We are able to raise our funding through philanthropic, through our licensed product, which goes back into the educational programming, through corporate underwriting and sponsorship," Westin added.
Sesame Workshop, meanwhile, issued a statement Thursday: “We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. We do not comment on campaigns, but we’re happy we can all agree that everyone likes Big Bird!”