Big Bird joins Van Jones and Erica Hill for Sesame Street town hall on racism

200602112306-cnn-sesame-racism-town-hall-exlarge-169CNN has announced that Big Bird will join CNN anchor Erica Hill and CNN political commentator Van Jones in moderating a town hall on racism. 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 town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.

“The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding,” according to CNN. They will be joined by Sesame Street characters — including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita — and other experts answering questions submitted by families.

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