In Their Own Words

Childhood & TV Dreams

Clip: Season 1 Episode 3 | 3m 25s

Jim Henson grew up in rural Mississippi and had a boyhood passion for drawing and building and an admiration for ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. When Jim’s dad was reassigned from Mississippi to Maryland in 1948, 12-year old Jim became attracted to the new medium of television — kindling his desire to work in the industry.

Aired: 09/15/15

Rating: TV-PG

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