Sesame Street to air special on racism ’and model how children can stand up to it’

Sesame Workshop will address racism and model how children can stand up to it in “The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special” that will debut on Oct. 15.

Sesame Workshop said the special is “designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families.”

The show will stream on HBO Max and PBS KIDS starting Thursday, Oct. 15, and debut on PBS stations the same day. The special will re-air throughout October and November on PBS stations and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.

“’Sesame Street’ has the ability to entertain children while explaining complex issues like no other program and equips families and caregivers with the support they need to have empathetic conversations,” said Kay Wilson Stallings, executive vice president of Creative and Production at Sesame Workshop.

“We believe that this moment calls for a direct discussion about racism to help children grasp the issues and teach them that they

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