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Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music is a television special broadcast on PBS in honor of Joe Raposo after he passed away. Hosted by Jon Stone, the special was taped in April 1990 and first aired on May 16. Jim Henson, who is interviewed in the special, died on the same day.

The documentary also includes interviews from Walter Cronkite, Michael Krauss, Joan Lunden, Joel Siegel, Bob McGrath, Liz Smith, Dave Marash, Marc Brugnoni, Chris Cerf, Jerry Nelson, Pat Collins Raposo, Nick Raposo, Joe Raposo, Jr., Joan Ganz Cooney, Erich Segal, Jonathan Schwartz, Frank Oz, Morley Safer, John Velasco, Sheldon Harnick, several studio musicians (including Jim Mitchell, Danny Epstein, and Bob Cranshaw), and Phil Donahue.

Other highlights include children dancing to the song "Peanut Butter" in a number choreographed by Jacques d'Amboise, and a song montage of "Sing" with Patti LaBelle, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Bush, Max Roach, Isaac Stern, Candice Bergen, Glenn Close and Kathie Lee Gifford.

  • Directed by: Jon Stone
  • Produced by: Tony Geiss
  • Written by: Tony Geiss and Jon Stone
  • Executive Producer: Jon Stone

Awards

Jacques d'Amboise received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.

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