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On September 24th, Jim Henson’s birthday, join us at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY to celebrate the publication of Sam and Friends: The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show written by Craig Shemin. Published by BearManor Media, with a foreword by Frank Oz, the book explores Jim and Jane Henson’s early Washington, D.C. work. The event begins at 1pm as the author introduces a screening of surviving Sam and Friends footage and Wilkins Coffee commercials, followed by a discussion of the book with MoMI’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Barbara Miller and the presentation of a newly uncovered Sam and Friends episode, not seen by the public for more than 60 years. The screening and discussion will be followed by a signing (books will be available at a discount in the Museum Shop). All who attend will receive a free gift! 

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