CNN & “Sesame Street” to Host a Town Hall Discussing Racism

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Over the past few months, Sesame Workshop has been helping parents and kids navigate the coronavirus pandemic. CNN and Sesame Street will  join once again this weekend for a new Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy and embrace diversity. The hour-long special, Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, will be hosted by CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor Erica Hill, along with Sesame Street’s Big Bird, on Sat., Jun. 6 at 10 a.m. ET on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.

Sesame Street Town HallComing Together: Standing Up to Racism will also include Sesame Street Muppets Abby Cadabby, Elmo and his dad Louie, Gabrielle and Rosita, alongside cast members Roscoe Orman and Sonia Manzano, and Sesame Workshop Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact Dr. Jeanette Betancourt.  

The special will stream live without requiring a log-in on’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at on your desktop, smartphone and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV), and will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Sesame Workshop


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