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‘THE POWER OF WE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL’ DEBUTS ON LPB THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, TO HELP CHILDREN STAND UP TO RACISM

OCT. 12, 2020 – Today, Louisiana Public Broadcasting announced that it will debut “The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special” on October 15 at 10:00 AM. Designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families, the special will address racism – and model how children can stand up to it. The special will also re-air throughout October and November on LPB and the LPB PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.

“The Power of We” features Elmo and Abby Cadabby, who are joined by 6-year-old Muppet Gabrielle and her cousin, 8-year-old Tamir, as they learn how to become “upstanders” to unfair treatment based on skin – or fur – color.

Current and former Sesame Street human cast members Alan, Charlie, Chris, and Gordon take part in the special alongside celebrity and musical guests Yara Shahidi, Christopher Jackson, and Andra Day. “The Power of We” includes two new songs: “How Do You Know?” and “Listen, Act, Unite!” the latter written and performed by Jackson and featuring Day.

Tips and resources to help families and caregivers discuss race, racism, and being anti-racist with their children are available on pbskidsforparents.org.