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New Special On How To Cope With Death Of A Parent

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Shown from left are Katie Couric, Ted Mathas, chairman, president and CEO, New York Life Insurance Company, and Gary E. Knell, president and CEO, Sesame Workshop with Sesame Street Muppets Elmo, Jesse and Rosita, at the New York Life headquarters to launch the Sesame Workshop outreach initiative, When Families Grieve. Created by Sesame Workshop, When Families Grieve was made possible with support from a coalition of funders including New York Life. PBS will premiere an original special, “When Families Grieve,” on April 14 at 8 p.m. and the free outreach kit, which will also be available online at, will roll-out on April 15. The special will present families’ personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward. For more information visit, which provides streaming video of the special and DVD video content, plus all downloadable print resources.