The Autistic Self Advocacy Network cut ties with the children's show over public service ads the nonprofit says are harmful.
The "Today" host has two daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine.
"There is something unexplainable that happens there, some unique alchemy that bubbles up that you just can’t find anywhere else," the former first lady said.
The Sesame Street in Communities program has introduced Karli, a character who lives with her foster parents Clem and Dalia.
The beloved show celebrates 50 years in 2019.
The "Sesame Street" favorite spilled the beans on internet cookies, rent and Kermit in the cute online Q&A.
Brown Johnson tells The Hollywood Reporter those who don't view the characters as a same-sex couple can rest assured, too.
Some of their reactions are priceless.
A clip circulating online has some debating the words that are coming out of the beloved puppet’s mouth.
Lily, a 7-year-old character first featured seven years ago, will face homelessness and teach kids about it.
Clearly, none of them has the faintest idea how to get to "Sesame Street."
The puppeteer was also the man behind Oscar The Grouch.
Bert and Ernie being gay might seem absurd to some people, but it matters to me and my family.
Mark Saltzman now says he never intended the characters to be definitively seen as a same-sex couple.
Mark Saltzman said the iconic characters reflected much of his own, real-life relationship.
"Won’t take long, just a minute you see. We’ll tell you how we became Bert and Ernie."
"So much for civil discourse."