CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism

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CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

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.

What We Know:

  • The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET.
  • The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.
  • Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They will be joined by Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita and other experts answering questions submitted by families.

  • This will be the second town hall that Sesame Street and CNN have done this year, the first being held in April to address questions kids had about the coronavirus pandemic. That town hall is available to watch online.
  • The original plan was to host a second town hall addressing coronavirus issues for Saturday, May 30, but was postponed a week, then reorganized to address issues of race in the wake of Floyd’s death and the resulting protests.

The CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families will air this Saturday at 10AM ET on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español. It will also stream live on CNN’s website and through the cable network’s apps for mobile devices.




Javier Garay is Media & News SVCS Intern at UnmutedCo. He is currently enrolled in the University of North Georgia seeking a bachelors degree in Film/Digital Media with a concentration in Media Studies. Javier writes for Black News Alerts (BNA) along with social media management for both BNA and BossFM, and is a part of the BNA Daily Podcast Team.