Jim Henson Press and Media

(Note: If you’re looking for reviews, go here.)

Video Interviews







Click here to see Brian on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (October 10, 2013)

Click here to see Brian, Frank Oz, and Jim Henson: The Biography featured on The Today Show (October 15, 2013)








Click here to watch Brian on Tavis Smiley (October 18, 2013).






Click here to watch Brian on MSNBC’s The Cycle (October 11, 2013)

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Audio Interviews

December 20, 2013

Brian talks — and talks and talks — with David Hosay at WBKO, for a comprehensive, in-depth interview.

December 10, 2013

Brian talks with Radio New Zealand about the origins of Kermit the Frog, finding Fozzie Bear, and Jim Henson as the ultimate businessman.

December 6, 2013

Brian chats with Oline Eaton of New Books In Biography, about Jim Henson, the Muppets, and making the world a better place.

November 1, 2013

Brian discusses Jim Henson: The Biography with Larry Mantle on AirTalk on Southern California Radio KPCC.

October 18, 2013

Brian participates in A Bit of A Chat with Ken Plume, where they discuss Jim Henson, Muppets, the “choreography of the unseen,” Washington Irving, and Daily Show mugs.

September 27, 2013

Brian discusses Jim Henson for a full-hour segment on The Jim Bohannon Show.

September 26, 2013

Brian talks Muppets and Jim Henson with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder on WGN Radio, Chicago.

September 25, 2013

Brian Jay Jones talks Jim Henson: The Biography on The Diane Rehm Show, with special guest Dave Goelz.



 April 9, 2015

Brian sits down with Deborah Kalb to talk Washington Irving, Jim Henson, and the intimacy of biography.

September 28, 2013

In this two-part interview, Jim Henson biographer Brian Jay Jones talks Jim Henson and the art of biography with Biographile.

Jim Henson excerpted on Salon.com.

Two of the most iconic shows of the ’70s have an amazing, awkward linked history — but needed each other to begin.

September 24, 2013

Jim Henson featured in The Atlantic.

A new biography sheds light on the many careers of the late artist, including his live-action experimental filmmaking.

September 23, 2013

Jim Henson featured in Parade.

September 17, 2013

Random House launches a book trailer for Jim Henson: The Biography.

September 14, 2013

Jim Henson featured in Hemispheres and Spirit magazines.

September 1, 2013

  • Jim Henson selected as an Amazon “Book of the Month” for September.
  • Jim Henson is one of Goodreads’ “Movers and Shakers” for September.

August 28, 2013

Jim Henson selected as one of “This Fall’s Hottest Biographies” (Kirkus Reviews)

It’s an exciting fall if you’re a fan of biographies—a diverse cast of luminaries are investigated this fall in books by writers who’ve spent years researching their subjects’ lives.

August 23, 2013

Jim Henson named one of “Ten Hot Fall Hollywood Reads” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Expect big buzzworthy bios on everyone from Jeff Bezos to Jim Henson, along with the return of Bridget Jones, a Stephen King sequel and a cloaked-in-mystery outing from J.J. Abrams.

August 15, 2013

“Q&A: Brian Jay Jones, Author of Jim Henson: The Biography” (Library Journal)

Brian Jay Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original) has written a defining biography on the life of the Muppets creator Jim Henson. Jones answered a few questions about working on this stellar book.

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