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- April 1, 1994 - Kermit the Frog guest hosts Larry King Live
- May 23, 2014 - CNN Spotlight: The Muppets
- April 25, 2020 - The ABCs of COVID-19 (A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids & Families)
- June 6, 2020 - Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids & Families)
- June 13, 2020 - The ABCs of COVID-19 (A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids & Families)
- November 30, 2005: American Morning featured Elmo and Alan Muraoka.
- July 2, 2008: Reggie Aqui, for CNN.com Live, interviewed Zoe and Melissa Dino shortly after the release of Sesame Workshop's Love the Earth home video.
- November 10, 2009: Sonia Manzano appeared on CNN.com Live to promote the Sesame Street 40th anniversary.
- November 16, 2009: Carolina Escobar, for CNN en Español, interviewed Rosita and Emilio Delgado.
- December 2010: Elmo and Rosita appear. 
- April 28, 2011: Cookie Monster and Beth Kobliner appear on Your Bottom Line, to talk about For Me, For You, For Later.
- October 14, 2011: Big Bird, Blue Jay and Rosemarie Truglio appear, promoting an anti-bullying episode.
- October 24, 2011: Erin Burnett OutFront featured Kevin Clash and Elmo for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.
- November 24, 2011: Elmo appeared on HLN before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- November 27, 2011: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy appear on CNN iReporter to promote The Muppets.
- December 1, 2011: Kermit the Frog appeared on CNN to discuss his appearance at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and talk politics with Wolf Blitzer. (video)
- December 31, 2011: Kermit appeared again on CNN's New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Special Co-Host Kathy Griffin to promote the film.
- July 4, 2013: On the segment "The Art of Movement," Eric Jacobson appeared (with Grover), demonstrating puppeteering and showing off some of the Anything Muppets to correspondent Nick Glass, who (with the assistance of Matt Vogel) tried his hand in puppetry. Jason Weber was interviewed to demonstrate the process of puppet building at Jim Henson's New York Workshop. (video)
- June 8, 2015: Don Lemon takes tour of the new Sesame Street set with Carol-Lynn Parente, and interviews Joey Mazzarino, The Count, and Cookie Monster. 
- September 2016: Ivan Watson interviews Baghch-e-Simsim character Zari, her performers Sima Seltani and Mansoora Shirzad, as well as Zubair Ahmad Kakarr, who dubs characters like Cookie Monster.
- January 12, 2017: HLN's Michaela Pereira talks to Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Grover about the Academy Awards.
- Larry King Live has featured multiple Muppet appearances.
- Rosita appeared on the program Your Bottom Line
- Living in the 90s featured a promotional piece for The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992.
- Elmo and Carol-Lynn Parente appear on the "Smart is the New Rich" segment with Christine Romans to talk about Sesame Street's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education initiative. 
- Head writer Joey Mazzarino was interviewed about the show by Don Lemon in 2015.
- Sesame Workshop executives have appeared on various programs without the Muppets. For example Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Rosemarie Truglio in 2014, when she appeared on a panel with US Senator Hillary Clinton.
- The Dinosaurs universe equivalent is DNN (Dinosaur News Network).
- Sesame Street spoofed the network and its logo as "Ridiculous Network News" in Episode 2939.
- In Sesame Street Stays Up Late, several monsters report for MNN (Monster News Network).
- Sesame Street spoofed the network as GNN (Grouch News Network) in Episode 4160.
- The vegetable's own version of the network is VNN (Vegetable News Network) in Episode 4232.
- The pre-show for Spaghetti Space Chase features news coverage from SSNN (Sesame Street News Network).
- In "A Tail of Two Piggies", Fozzie says he wants to submit himself for CNN Heroes.
- Anderson Cooper has been with CNN since 2002, and is the host of Anderson Cooper 360.
- Katie Couric served as a correspondent for CNN
- David Gergen is a political contributor for the network
- Larry King has been with CNN since 1985
- Bernard Shaw was an anchor and reporter with the network from 1980 to 2001