Sesame Street adds Alex, Muppet's dad in jail

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM

(WHAS 11)--Sesame Street’s newest character is the first Muppet to have a father in jail.

Sesame workshop says they hope he will relate to kids who also have a parent in prison. He's part of an online tool kit to help children talk about it.

However one in 28 American children has a parent in prison.

Sesame Street has used Muppet's to tackle other tough issues like divorce, hunger and military deployment.

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