I used to love watching Sesame Street as a child. So I was thrilled when I heard about this new character. One of the top writers at Sesame Street and his wife had adopted a girl from Ethiopia. She kept telling her dad that she wanted long flowing hair that was straight, not curly. So, this dad created a new character to help his little girl...and millions of other little girls...build self esteem. Often, Barbie is the first lesson little girls get about beauty. You can see the ABC News video about how this new SS sensation was created by clicking here. To stop the music that automatically plays, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the pause button on Carmen's Playlist.