05 Oct '11, 6am

New poverty-stricken, hungry muppet to appear on Sesame Street to highlight the issue of hunger struggles

New poverty-stricken, hungry muppet to appear on Sesame Street to highlight the issue of hunger struggles

A new poverty-stricken muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of Sesame Street, the show said in a statement on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A new poverty-stricken muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of Sesame Street, the show said in a statement on Tuesday. Pink-faced muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called 'Growing Hope Against Hunger,' to air Oct 9. The new muppet will bring awareness to the ongoing hunger struggles that families face in the United States, the show said. 'Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,' the Paisleys said in a statement. Sesame Street is seen...

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