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Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company

"I was undoubtably a great dea more comfortable with the puppet on stage and me not being seen."

Jim Henson created a world that captured the imagination of the world with The Muppet Show in 1976, but that wasn't the beginning of his incredible career. Maybe you remember him most for his work in television with Kermit, Big Bird, and the other Muppets. Or you loved the awesome worlds created in his films such as The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth. Regardless of how you experienced him, Jim Henson left behind a legacy that has forever impacted the pop-culture landscape.

Learn more about the life and career of Jim Henson with IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Jim Henson, premiering Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm on MPB TV.