Is there a way to make this required viewing for every single kid in America? And some adults, too? It's just so awesome.
In addition, today, Sesame Street is airing its hurricane special, first broadcast in September 2001 as a five-part series, and again in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The version airing today has been edited to focus on destruction, according to Entertainment Weekly:
For this latest airing, the show's team excised the portion about hurricane preparation and edited the hour so that it focuses on Big Bird's loss - his nest is ruined, and after it's been repaired, he returns home only to find that the nest still isn't safe for habitation. (A city nest inspector tells Big Bird that its mud isn't dry yet.) The show's new opening and transitions have also been incorporated. The result is a powerful hour that will resonate with anyone suffering a loss caused by Sandy - or another natural disaster.