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Puppets and Puppeteers
Today would have been the birthday of Jim Henson, the puppet mastermind behind Sesame Street and The Muppets. We honor him with a gallery of puppets. NEW YORK CITY—Puppeteers on the set of Sesame Street, with Oscar the Grouch and Ernie, 1976.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
In the end, there are two things that give you a real buzz. There’s the photograph that you take on the street, where everything works and you are delighted with the image. It may not be published, but are happy. Then there’s the situation where you are involved in a news event, and you get a photograph that sums up the event totally and gets published.