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August 2, 2009

CBS Sunday Morning is a weekly news magazine program airing on CBS since 1979.

In 1981, Charles Kuralt visited the Muppets on location while filming The Great Muppet Caper and interviewed Jim HensonFaz Fazakas, and Jane Henson, along with other Muppet Workshop employees on their experiences of working with the characters.

On August 2, 2009, the program featured a backstage report on Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden, The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, which had aired a few days earlier as part of the Great Performances anthology on PBS.

In a brief backstage interview with celebrity guest Oscar the Grouch, he was asked by CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason whether he felt like he had to be there, to which the grouch responded "Oh, yeah, I had to be here. I wanted to wish him a rotten birthday!" Oscar went on to recount a few celebrities also attending, including "There are a lot of singers here... I've heard some... some guy named Springsteen".

The piece also featured a clip of Seeger performing on Sesame Street.

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