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Growing Hope Against Hunger


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


Airs Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m on WTVP 47.1.


Jason Isaacs

During a food drive on Sesame Street, Elmo meets guest stars Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and learns how the struggle with hunger affects a new friend, Lily. The seeds of hope are planted when they visit a community garden and learn with Rosita how people can work together to take steps towards solutions.

Growing Hope Against Hunger, a new one-hour special airing Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1, raises awareness of the widespread issue of hunger in the United States. Using animations, songs and a host of muppet friends, the program provides simple, empowering strategies to families who aren't sure where their next meal will come from and to the others who want to help.

The special speaks to both children and adults with a story that celebrates the importance of community as everyone works to help one another. Even Super Grover realizes that, while this problem is too big for one superhero to fix, many people working together can achieve super things. The theme is continued with filmed documentaries of four real families who have experienced the challenge of hunger and are finding strategies and resources that help.





For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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