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Talk to the Hand: The Puppet Show

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Who doesn't love puppets?

From the Muppets to Edgar Bergen to the Thunderbirds, they defined our childhoods. Today they're taking over the theater with "Hand to God," "Avenue Q" and "The Lion King." Many people don't know it, but Connecticut has long been a center of puppetry in the United States.

From August 10 to 16, the University of Connecticut will host the National Puppetry Festival, bringing hundreds of people from around the country and around the world.

At a time when the world is mourning the breakup of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, we look at what puppetry is, what it can do and how they're both real and unreal at the same time.

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