Sunday's death of "Sesame Street" puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who originally played Big Bird, added a bittersweet note to the show's recognition at the Kennedy Center ceremony for lifetime achievements in the arts. Musical artist Linda Ronstadt, who was also honored at the event, used her moment in the spotlight to urge Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "stop enabling" President Donald Trump after Pompeo asked her about his approval.
"Sesame Street" gets Kennedy honor after iconic member dies
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