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First lady Rosalynn Carter and daughter Amy hosted
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First lady Rosalynn Carter and daughter Amy hosted a Christmas party in Washington at the White House for diplomatic children from all embassies in the Washington area and ā€œSesame Street'sā€ Big Bird showed up for the party. Shown from left meeting Big Bird are Amy Carter holding nephew James, 1, Jason, 3 and standing in back are newscaster Walter Cronkite and Rosalynn Carter. Cronkite took part in the program for the children. (Dec. 21, 1978)(Credit: AP)

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Big Bird through the years

A look at the beloved ā€œSesame Streetā€ character through the years