Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days to Explore Legacy and Impact of Beloved Show

Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days was announced by Whoopi Goldberg today on The View. This two-hour documentary will be chronicling the creation of a Black family on Sesame Street. Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days will broadcast on ABC on Monday, April 26, at 8:00/7:00C.

Whoopi Goldberg Announces Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days

 

Throughout the course of Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days, the impact that this 50 year show has had will be showcased, along with the nonprofit behind it Sesame Workshop. It will look at the many issues that Sesame Street has confronted through the years. This includes homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just some of the many topics that the show has addressed through the years.

During the course of the program, there will be many guests featured. They include W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher. ABC states that more celebrity guests will be announced at a later date.

Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days Description

For over 50 years, “Sesame Street” has addressed and explained diversity, equity, and inclusion around the globe by using the universal tools of music, empathy and celebrity. Through its iconic shows and targeted outreach, Sesame Workshop has found ways to make these daunting and seemingly impossible conversations accessible to people of all ages, usually delivered with the help of a furry friend. “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days” reflects upon the efforts that have earned “Sesame Street” unparalleled respect and qualification around the globe, including addressing their responsibility to social issues that have historically been seen as taboo such as racial injustice. This special also chronicles the creation and introduction of a Black family of “Sesame Street” Muppets, Wes and Elijah Walker, a father-and-son duo who are at the heart of Sesame Workshop’s new racial justice initiative Coming Together.

Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days is produced by TIME Studios. It is directed by Rebecca Gitlitz and executive produced by Alexa Conway and Ian Orefice.

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