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Sesame Street Special -- When Parents are Deployed to be re-broadcast April 9th on PBS


Release Date: 3/21/2007

HQMC (MR),  QUANTICO, VA  -- The Sesame Street Special "When Parents are Deployed will be re-broadcast April 9, 2007 on PBS stations across the country.

This primetime special, hosted by Cuba Gooding, Jr, reveals candid and intimate moments with the parents, caregivers and children impacted by deployment. They express how they are coping with the daily stress and fears associated with having a parent depart for military duty, and how families deal with that member when they return home after serving their country.  The special builds upon Sesame Workshop's recent educational outreach program titled, Talk, Listen, Connect:  Helping Families During Military Deployment.

For more information check your local television listings or you can download the program at the Sesame Workshop website www.sesameworkshop.org/tlc. DVDs and print packages in English and Spanish are available to military parents at no cost through the Military OneSource website www.militaryonesource.com.  These materials help military families and their young children cope with feelings, challenges, and concerns experienced during the various phases of deployment:  pre-deployment, deployment and homecoming.

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