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Canadian kids Sesame Street smart
[SA2 Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: (CP)
Date: Jul 2, 1988
Start Page: F.8
Section: ENTERTAINMENT
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MONTREAL (CP) - Two dozen adults are gathered in a boardroom of the Montreal CBC building, transfixed by images of puppets singing songs like "The Caribou Shuffle" and "Canada Rocks."

They're also introducing four new Canadian muppets - those lovable, lifelike puppets created by Jim Henson - to join veteran Canuck muppets Dodi, Basil and Louis. Dr. Bazuki, Fern, Robert and Katie, a young girl confined to a wheelchair, will help teach young viewers science, French and ecology.

Children (and adults, of course) can now view up to 43 hours of Sesame Street a week, courtesy of the CBC, TV Ontario and Public Broadcasting Service stations. (It airs on CBC stations in this area at 11 a.m. on weekdays.)

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