Girl Muppet Shatters Glass Ceiling, Alights On “Sesame Street”

“After almost 40 years with Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and the androgynous Big Bird, ‘Sesame Street’ is getting a fresh injection of estrogen. When the PBS Kids series kicks off its 37th season on Monday … it will introduce the program’s first new lead character in 13 years. And it’s a girl.”