Million Muppet March Set for D.C.

    FILE - This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows Big Bird, of the children's television show Sesame Street, in Los Angeles. Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook Wednesday during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest. While millions turned on their televisions to watch the 90-minute showdown, a smaller but highly engaged subset took to social networks to discuss and score the debate as it unspooled in real time.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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    Sesame Street is literally taking it to the streets. On Nov. 3—just three days before the presidential election—a  puppet-based protest called the “Million Muppet March” will charge its way down the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The demonstration is an effort to defend PBS from possible extinction after Mitt Romney’s controversial quip at the presidential debate that he would cut funding for the network, despite his love of Big Bird. The two men organizing the march were previously strangers, but discovered each other after one purchased the url millionmuppetmarch.com and the other coincidentally started a Facebook page by the same name.

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