C-SPAN is a cable network focusing on US Government programming.


  • April 3, 2002: After remarks from President George W. Bush about early learning programs, Elmo appears. (video)
  • February 26, 2006: Elmo, Rosita and Sesame Workshop's director of research Jennifer Kotler appear to discuss Communication and Health Issues. (video)
  • September 30, 2006: Elmo appears with Laura Bush at the National Book Festival Breakfast. (video)
  • January 6, 2009: C-SPAN2 programming lineup Book TV airs a program featuring Michael Davis talking about his book Street Gang. (video)
  • December 8, 2009: Gary Knell and Grover talk about the challenges of using new and ever-changing media to keep Sesame Street relevant to young children. (video)
  • November 17, 2010: The National Book Foundation presented the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Joan Ganz Cooney; Elmo and Kevin Clash appear to present the award. (video)


There have been many mentions of Sesame Street in other broadcasts, including by President Barack Obama in introducing Yo Yo Ma during the Kennedy Centre Honorees Reception, clips of the 2012 Presidential election campaigning, at the US House of Representatives (in relation to the Sesame Street Live USO show), hearings with the Federal Communications Committee, et cetera.

While on Hollywood Squares in 2004, Bear from Bear in the Big Blue House was asked to name an activity where it was impossible to keep one's eyes open: Bear immediately quipped "watch C-SPAN."

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