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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Sesame Street presents Families Stand Together

Friday, September 3rd, 2009

 

Even on Sesame Street, families are struggling in todayís shaky economic climate.

 

With job loss and income cuts on the rise, and parents being forced to make difficult decisions about basic costs like housing, medical care, transportation, food, clothing, and child care, itís easy for families to feel insecure and overwhelmed. Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times, airing Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m., aims to give families the tools they need for positive outcomes for their childrenís physical and emotional well being during these tough economic times.

 

 

This primetime television special includes brief documentaries about real-life American families, and the story of Elmoís Muppet family coping with the ups and downs of our uncertain economy. Hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts and Elmo with help from Grover, Chris, financial expert Jean Chatzky and parenting and relationship expert Dr. Joshua Coleman, Families Stand Together will offer help, hope and strategies for families, and will encourage children to express their feelings and ideas as their families adjust to a new life.

 

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For further information contact Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Promotion Director (309) 495-0594 or stacey.tomczyk@wtvp.org

 

 

 


 

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