Sesamstraße is the German-language version of the Sesame Street, a children's television program. It airs primarily in Germany and the surrounding German-speaking countries. The show premiered in 1972. The main character is Samson, a large brown bear that replaced Big Bird. Like Big Bird, Samson is a full-body muppet and is the main character. Samson likes to dance the mambo. "Feli Filu" is a reporter for the show, and has interviewed a number of German celebrities for the show, including president Horst Köhler.