CNN and Sesame Street to Tackle Racism in New Special

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CNN and Sesame Street join once again this Saturday 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 Saturday, June 6th at 10am ET on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.

Coming 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.