AirTalk for November 4, 2013

Jim Henson: The man behind the muppets

Who can forget Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, and the Muppets? These creations that have become a childhood staple are from the creative mind of Jim Henson. In a detailed biography by author Brian Jay Jones, the book gives the first complete look at the iconic figure that created some of the most memorable characters on television.

The book will explore Henson’s childhood in Mississippi, to the creation of The Muppets. Jones delves into Henson’s involvement with Sesame Street, Henson’s contributions to Saturday Night Live, and his feature film projects. This intimate portray talks to those who knew this dreamer best, and showcases the man behind such beloved characters was a shrewd businessmen who never stopped creating.

Guest:

 Brian Jay Jones, Author, “Jim Henson: The Biography;” Previous celebrated biography by Jones was “Washington Irving: An American Original;” Jones works as a writer, speechwriter and policy analyst in various levels of government, including ten years in the U.S. Senate


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