Kyle Testerman (1934 - 2015) was the former mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee on two separate occasions (from 1972 to 1975, and from 1984 to 1987).

In 1973, Testerman had a press meeting with Big Bird in his offices. As the two chatted, Testerman signed an official document making Big Bird an honorary citizen of Knoxville.[1]


  1. Vimeo video from the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, archived from the WSJK Public Television Collection
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