Sesame Street introduces Muppet with dad in jail
Sesame Street is expanding its horizons once again. The popular children's show has introduced a Muppet named Alex, whose father is in jail.
The idea is to help kids understand and cope with parental incarceration. One in 28 American children reportedly has a parent in prison.
Sesame Street has used Muppets to tackle other tough issues like divorce, hunger and military deployment.
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