Kathie Lee Gifford's Lullabies for Little Ones aired as a PBS pledge drive special in August of 1996. The concert special was hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford who introduced and occasionally performed duets with a variety of guest stars, notably Big Bird, who performed an original song written by Gene Gilroy (Caroll Spinney's father-in-law).

Other guests included Irish singer Colm Wilkinson (performing "Danny Boy"), Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, and Barney.