Nov 10, 2009

Festivities that would make even Oscar smile

Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney was on hand at Sesame Workshop yesterday as the New York City mayor's office proclaimed Nov. 10, 2009, as Sesame Street Day, and placed a temporary street sign at 64th and Broadway across from the workshop to honor the 40-year-old show. The cast and crew were there, as well as President and CEO Gary E. Knell. The Workshop staff jammed elevators to attend, wearing bright T-shirts and party hats for the occasion, top. (Photos: Sesame Workshop). Many more photos online at Pacific Coast News. Today, above, there's cake!

RTNDA morphs into RTDNA

The Radio-Television News Directors Association is updating its name, according to TV News Check. Now it's the Radio Television Digital News Association. That makes the third name since the groups founding in 1946 as the National Association of Radio News Directors. "We spent quite a bit of time in board meetings over the last few years and we ran names up and down the flagpole," said President Stacey Woelfel. "Ultimately, we ended up with this letter swap in the middle of the name, which I thought was brilliant when I heard it, because it still allowed us to keep that RTNDA brand. It was an instant hit." It also recognizes the growing number of online, digital and multimedia journalists.