James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, film director and producer who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, Henson began developing puppets while attending high school. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
James Henson has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Interview.