The furry red toddler will live on.
Elmo will remain a major character on "Sesame Street." Though he seems to be everywhere, Elmo is not the official face of PBS Kids, Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, says in a wide-ranging one-on-one with Zap2it.
"I think about Kevin a lot, and his commitment to 'Sesame Street' and the work he does and how he loves the work," Kerger says about Kevin Clash, who resigned after repeated accusations that he had sex with underage boys. "That is why he made the decision to step back. He is extraordinarily talented and this is extraordinarily sad."
"PBS Kids has not shied away from using Elmo," she says, adding that few people realize which character trumps him. "Curious George is actually the No. 1 show of PBS Kids."
Other children's shows such as "SuperWHY," "Word Girl" and "Cat in the »
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