WTVP Headlines





Sesame Street presents Families Stand Together

Friday, September 3rd, 2009


Even on Sesame Street, families are struggling in today’s 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, it’s 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 children’s 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 Elmo’s 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.




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





[Back to WTVP Headlines]


HOME | Support WTVP | TV Schedule | Programming | Station EventsProduction ServicesAbout WTVP

Shop PBS | PBS.org | PBS Kids  | PBS Kids Go  | PBS Parents  | PBS Teachers

WTVP 47 · 101 State Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602-1547 (309)677-4747
WTVP & WTVP.org, Public Media for Central Illinois
© 1995-2017 Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation