If anything, maybe the kids seen in the opening theme sequences (who are now adults) want more money for their screen time. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way, I really disagree with this alteration and I'm still holding on to my logo-free Noggin recordings.
I know the UK versions of "The Garden Plot" and "Born to Wander" exist. I also tried getting in touch with someone in the UK who posted here that he had the final three of the series. Those would be something to see.
Keep in mind, the caption below says "c.1970" which stands for "circa 1970." Circa is an approximation of a date, not the actual date itself. It's like identifying a fossil or document as "c.3170 BC."
It looks like the blueprint photo came from a museum exhibit.
I don't think the US is in any danger. We're 5-6,000 miles from where the real danger is. That's a very long distance -- too far for any radiation to travel and still be harmful.
The people of Japan affected by this crisis need all the support they can get.
The special does exist. I saw clips from it at YBCA last Saturday, along with several other rarities which made up a program called "Jim Henson and Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault". (The series of screenings was assembled last year by Craig Shemin and screened at BAM in December '09...
"Don't Cry" is actually the shortest episode of the series (and the second one filmed). While others normally run 24:48 or so in unedited form, this one only runs 23:32, so it's possible no edits were necessary to make in that one.
These edits are not new
I did the math: The Hub is using the same rerun package that aired on the Odyssey Channel about 10 years ago. I DVR'ed "Wembley and the Gorgs" this morning and compared it to my old Odyssey edit notes of the episode. Same results.
There's no point to this petition, really. As evidenced here, a multi-gen copy of the whole 15-minute video already exists in some fans' video collections. It really wasn't meant to be distributed for public viewing, but there you go.
You can't always depend on the company itself to release...