My radio job has allowed me to meet my fair share of celebrities. While it's always cool to meet them, I have only been starstruck once: the day I met Big Bird. I introduced myself and all I could say was ”Thank you. Thank you for being such a huge part of my childhood.” For the next twenty minutes Caroll Spinney talked to me about working with Jim Henson, his creative freedom with the character, and how much he enjoys hearing from people whose lives were touched by his work. One of the nicest and most genuine people I've ever met.