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Math, science focus of new 'Sesame Street' season

Math, science focus of new 'Sesame Street' season

August 9th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') , are set to appear on the new season of "Sesame Street."

"Sesame Street" begins its 42nd season on PBS on Sept. 26.

PBS said Monday the focus of the preschool educational series will be on science, math and engineering education. That includes age-appropriate experimentation, including designing a launcher to send Hubert the Human Cannonball over a yard and into a bucket of blue gelatin on the season premiere. The orange monster Murray will conduct science experiments in a regular feature.

Other celebrities set to make cameos include Mark Ruffalo, Sofia Vergara and Seth Rogen; talk-show hosts Craig Ferguson and George Lopez; and musicians Jay Sean and Bruno Mars.