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'Sesame Street' Helps Kids Grieve

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It is estimated that over 2.5 million kids under 18 experience the death of a parent.

"Sesame Street" has a long history of tackling hard subjects that affect children in a warm and sensitive way. To continue that tradition, the Sesame Workshop presents "When Families Grieve" -- a primetime special airing on PBS April 14th at 8:00 PM ET/ PT.

This special, hosted by Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets, shares real-life stories of families who have lost a parent, and its goal is to help kids gain coping skills to deal with that loss. The hope is that the show will make kids feel more comfortable talking about loss and healing.

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When Families Grieve



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