Big Bird, Bowie And Muppets: Museum Of Moving Image Honors Jim Henson

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The late Jim Henson is the subject of a new permanent exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Henson created the Muppets. And unlike some other collections devoted to his work, this one makes the case for Henson as a television and film visionary. Rick Karr reports. RICK KARR, BYLINE: Jim Henson literally grew up with television. He was 10 years old when the first stations went on the air in the Washington D.C. area. He called the moment when his parents bought the first TV for the family's suburban home the biggest event of his adolescence. He adored Ernie Kovacs and "Kukla, Fran and Ollie." Museum of the Moving Image curator Barbara Miller says Henson was determined to...

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