INDEPENDENT LENS: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

INDEPENDENT LENS: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Puppeteer Kevin Clash brings Elmo to visit kids

Credit: Courtesy of Constance Marks Productions & Submarine Deluxe

Discover the man behind the furry red monster named Elmo — puppeteer Kevin Clash.

Legendary Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash is the subject of the award-winning Independent Lens documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, airing Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Adored by people around the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few people know the inspiring story of his creator, Kevin Clash.


Being Elmo

We just tuned in for the Independent Lens special, "Being Elmo" last night. It was a terrific program. It's amazing to see how much work goes into creating the puppeteering magic that is Sesame Street! We hope it airs again because we missed the beginning. Thanks WXXI!!!!

Being Elmo Replays

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the program. You have a number of occasions in the near future to catch it again:

At 3am and 11pm this Sunday, April 8th on WXXI-TV/HD:
WXXI-HD Sun, 04/08/2012 23:00:00 01:26:46
WXXI-HD Sun, 04/08/2012 03:00:00 01:26:46

It will also play on WXXI-World (DT21.2 and TWC 524):
at 8:30am, 2:30pm, and 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 11th.
at 12:30am on Thursday, April 12th and at noon on Saturday, April 14th. Enjoy!

~Irene Fink
WXXI TV Program Director