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A CNN/Sesame Street town hall for kids and parents

MediaInfoline April 24, 2020
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CNN and Sesame Street will join together for a very special Town Hall this Saturday to help children and parents deal with issues surrounding Coronavirus. The special, The ABC’s of COVID-19, will be hosted by CNN Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor Erica Hill, along with the world’s favorite feathered friend Big Bird on Saturday, April 25 at 6:30pm IST on CNN International. The 90-minute special will provide information and tools for families, and answer the big questions both parents and kids have about the coronavirus pandemic.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 will also feature the beloved Sesame Street Muppets, including Abby CadabbyElmo, Rosita and Grover, as well as appearances by Sesame Street’Alan Muraoka and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, SVP of Curriculum and Content for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 builds on Sesame Workshop’s new Caring for Each Other initiative, which provides free content designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety as well as creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy. Free resources can be found at SesameStreet.org/caring, which is regularly updated to meet the needs of families as the situation evolves.

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