This holiday season will be like any other and not seeing far away friends and family may be hard on our little ones. CNN and Sesame Street are teaming up next Saturday for their fifth Town Hall to help families prepare for a very different holiday season. The hour-long special, The ABCs of COVID-19, will be hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Anchor Erica Hill, along with Sesame Street’s Big Bird and friends on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. ET on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. 

Sesame Street Town Hall

Familiar faces from Sesame Street and experts from CNN and across the country will be ready to answer children’s questions about staying healthy through the winter months, celebrating the holidays while distanced from extended family and friends, and coping with big feelings as they continue to face unprecedented challenges in their young lives. 

The special will stream live without requiring a log-in on CNN’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and Android TV) and will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 builds on Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative, which continues to provide free resources for parents and families during this crisis, and is powered by the nonprofit’s Critical Needs Response Fund.

This year, CNN and Sesame Street have collaborated on five Town Halls for children and families, meeting them in moments of challenge and crisis through the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movement.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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