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Sesame Street joints the Department of Homeland Security taskforce.

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Grover, responsible for teaching most of America the concept of "near" and "far," has a new gig: Teaching kids about Homeland Security.

"We all want our children to feel safe in this world," said Meryl Chertoff, wife of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, at the kick-off ceremony. "And who better to do that than our Sesame Street friends, Grover and Rosita?"

Who better indeed? For decades, kids have been listening and learning from the Muppets. If the Bush Administration can leverage the lovable puppets to teach emergency preparedness, isn't Ernie turning Bert in for un-American activities (aka a "loyalty" segment) just one step away?

Do you think the Children's Television Workshop should stay away from politics?


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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Rachel September 18, 2008, 3:28 PM

You have got to be kidding me! Putting fear in the children now???? Horrible.

Betty September 18, 2008, 4:21 PM

That is really stupid. Kids don’t need to learn about things like that at the pre-school age. every child needs to feel safe in the early stages of their life or they may have problems later coping with things. I know all of the weather problems happening in the US my nieces and nephews scream when they see a weather report and it says we are getting a storm. They don’t need the anxiety. Maybe adults can start watching sesame street while their kids are in the other room watching CNN!


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