CNN and Sesame Street are collaborating to bring kids a 60-minute special called “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” that will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET.
“As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ are refocusing their second town hall to address racism,” CNN announced.
The format had Big Bird with CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill moderating the segment. Several of our best-loved Sesame Street characters will be making appearances including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita. There will be experts on too answering questions submitted by families to CNN.
Sesame Street has already released a statement on racism — and their complete intolerance of it. “Racism has no place on our Street — or any street. Sesame Street was built on diversity, inclusion, and especially kindness,” they wrote. “Today and every day we stand together with our Black colleagues, partners, collaborators and the entire Black community. We stand with our friends around the globe to speak out against racism, to promote understanding and to create a world that is smarter, stronger and kinder.”
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Join @Elmo and friends tomorrow for a CNN Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide. Watch live tomorrow on @cnn, CNN International, @cnnee, CNNgo, or CNN.com for free. Watch after it airs on the CNNgo app, On Demand and CNN.com. #CNNSesameStreet