Hey, ya'll, I was catching the middle hour of NBC's Today show today (Nov. 26), and it featured a brief appearance by Kami, the new Muppet from South Africa's version of Sesame Street. The character is HIV-Positive, and has been added to the show because of the AIDS epidemic there. The CEO of Sesame Workshop appeared alongside Kami, and included the jaw-dropping statement that by 2010 (I believe that's the year he gave), it's estimated that 1 in 5 children may have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. It was a nice appearance ... Kami is in New York for World AIDS Day. She's a cute puppet -- orangey fur with an odd-looking red mohawk-type haircut, and what appeared to be a green vest. Nice voice, too -- but I'd be interested to know if this was her usual performer. The accent was odd ... not what I would expect from a South African performer. It almost sounded like they might have pulled in Carmen Osbahr, Rosita's performer from the American Sesame Street.