There's an upcoming documentary, I Am Big Bird, about Caroll Spinney who at 81 has been playing Big Bird -- and Oscar the Grouch -- on Sesame Street for almost 50 years. Here's an interview the good fellow did on NPR's Saturday Weekend Edition.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.