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June 14, 2012

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Sesame Street Wishes the U.S. Army Happy Birthday!

By Graydon Gordian


Here at Sesame Street we do everything we can to make sure our men and women in uniform know we support them. That’s why we’re excited to wish the United States Army, which was founded on June 14, 1775, Happy Birthday! We’re so excited that we asked Rosita, Sgt. Major Raymond Chandler and his wife Jeanne to record a special birthday message for our service men and women, their spouses and children.

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June 11, 2012

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A Strong Sense of Pride: Matt Rogers on His Work with the U.S. Military

By Graydon Gordian


Matt Rogers with Rosita, Elmo, Gordon and the Marine Corps band.

Matt Rogers is the host of Lifetime’s Coming Home. On Memorial Day he performed Sesame Street’s new resiliency anthem with Elmo, Rosita, Gordon and the Marine Corps band. We recently sat down with Matt to talk about his Memorial Day performance, his admiration for our servicemen and women, and how he became the host of Coming Home.

Tell me a bit about the performance on the Intrepid on Memorial Day.

I had a blast. I felt like I was in my element. I’m a father of two and being in that role with two small kids is so much fun. When you’re doing something that you love to do, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like fun.  It felt great to be able to go out there and help these military families take their mind off what they’re going through. Read More

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