A special two-hour documentary produced by Time Studios highlighting the impact over 50 years of Sesame Street and the nonprofit Sesame Workshop behind it comes to ABC. It will also feature the first Black Muppets family.
Sesame Street: 50 years of sunny days airs on Monday, April 26 and will feature guests W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher.
For more than half a century, Sesame Street addressed and explained diversity, equity and inclusion around the world using the universal tools of music, empathy and fame. Sesame Street: 50 years of sunny days reflects the efforts that have earned the show respect and qualification around the world.
The special also chronicles the creation and introduction of a black family of Sesame Street Muppets, Wes and Elijah Walker, a father-son duo at the heart of Sesame Workshop new racial justice initiative Come together.
For Time Studios, the production is directed by Rebecca Gitlitz and produced by Alexa Conway and Ian Orefice.