Sesame Street and CNN are partnering up for all our emotional needs this year, first with the virtual COVID-19 town hall, then with the one on racism, and now a town hall as we navigate the back-to-school season with our little kids during a pandemic.
The 60-minute special, “The ABCs of Back to School, A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families,” will tackle how to stay safe in the classroom and how to navigate hybrid and all-virtual learning. It will also “provide tools and information for families dealing with unique circumstances of school in the era of the coronavirus,” according to CNN. More details:
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and anchor Erica Hill will moderate the hour. They will be joined by Sesame Street Muppets and school-aged children in a variety of learning environments, with Elmo going to preschool during the week, Big Bird in hybrid learning and Rosita fully remote. The trio will be joined by Abby Cadabby and her brother Rudy, Super Grover and other friends from Sesame Street, along with Sesame Workshop’s Vice President and Education Publisher for Sesame Learning Akimi Gibson.
The town hall will air at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 12. It will also air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live without requiring a log-in on CNN’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s iOS and Android apps. It can also be viewed on CNNgo and will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems and on CNN mobile apps.
Parents who want to participate can send in their questions, along with their full name and phone number, here.
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