Sesame Workshop and the VEE Corporation announced the kick-off of the fifth installment of “The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families,” a free traveling USO tour exclusively for military families based on Sesame Workshop’s award winning Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC) initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden kick off the first event April 14 in Columbus, Ohio. The show will feature a new theme, new look and new music with familiar faces to connect with military kids of all ages, as well as a brand new Sesame Street character designed exclusively for the USO tour.
“Sesame Workshop is proud to be able to bring such an invaluable resource to military families around the world,” says Gary E. Knell, Sesame Workshop chief executive officer and president. “Our latest show kicks off with a new character, a child who is adjusting to a move to a new location, something many of us can relate to. We are thrilled that the First Lady and Dr. Biden have chosen to highlight and promote our efforts to military families as we begin the next phase in our program.”