This week, NPR's "In Character" takes a look at Sesame Street's famous Cookie-loving Muppet monster - the one and only Cookie Monster. The extensive piece gives a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation, operation, personality and evolution of Cookie Monster. The segment will air on February 10, 2008 as part of the weekend edition of "All Things Considered", however you'll be able to listen to the entire piece online anytime at NPR.org afterwards. Cookie Monster even made a personal visit to the NPR studio earlier this week for an exclusive interview.
The NPR website also features special audio and video extras to accompany the radio piece - Cheryl Henson talks about where all the cookies go, Frank Oz chats about Cookie Monster's grammar, and Carol-Lynn Parente debunks the "Veggie Monster" rumors. Plus there is an exclusive video showing Cookie Monster's time in the NPR studio.
So be sure to check out this week's "In Character" on NPR, or at NPR.org, in order to learn a little more about everyone's favorite blue, furry and cookie-loving monster.