"Not only is it a great job working with great people, but knowing the impact that 'Sesame Street' has had on millions of kids all over the world has to be the most gratifying thing that anyone could possibly hope for. Having the opportunity of doing this has been phenomenal."
About This Interview
In his two-hour Archive interview, performer Bob McGrath details his 4-decade run as "Bob" on the classic children's series Sesame Street. He describes getting cast on the show, what a typical production week looks like, and the response he has gotten from viewers throughout the years. He talks about important moments on the program, including the episodes that dealt with the death of "Mr. Hooper", the marriage of "Maria" and "Luis", and the adoption of "Miles", "Gordon's" son. He discusses key creative talent from the series: Joan Ganz Cooney (creator of Sesame Street), Jim Henson, writer Jeff Moss, and performers Sonia Manzano, Loretta Long, Matt Robinson, Will Lee, and Carroll Spinney. McGrath also recalls his early career, including his appearance as a featured singer on Mitch Miller's series Sing Along with Mitch. Karen Herman conducted the interview on July 15, 2004 in New York City.