Closer Look: ‘Sesame Street’s’ New Face; I-85 Update; And More

Julia, center, is Sesame Street's newest face, and the show's first muppet with autism.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose and Jim give a news brief on Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says its operations continue to stabilize, after severe weather disrupted service. Plus a look at the leadership changes at Morehouse College;
  • 4:14: Becky Katz, ATL chief bicycle officer talks about the city of Atlanta’s bike share program expanding to 65 locations;
  • 18:13: Chris Tomlinson, executive director and board secretary of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, chats about how to navigate around the I-85 bridge collapse as the reconstruction continues;
  • 33:00: Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of social impact, talks about “Sesame Street’s” new character called Julia. She is Sesame Street’s first muppet who is on the autism spectrum. We find out why Julia is important for the audience.

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