July 19, 2012

By Liza Dorison

Growing Hope Against Hunger and Sesame Workshop writer Chrissy Ferraro nominated for an Emmy!

Congratulations to the Growing Hope Against Hunger team, Chrissy Ferraro and the rest of Sesame Workshop on its two newest Emmy nominations!

Sesame Workshop has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program category.  Growing Hope Against Hunger, made possible by the generous support of Walmart and aired on PBS, makes manifest the invisible crisis in the United States, food insecurity, by introducing a new Muppet named Lily whose family has an ongoing struggle with hunger.  Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults and children to discuss.  This one hour primetime television special presents families’ personal stories to raise awareness of hunger as well as strategies that have helped these families find resources and grow stronger together.  In this special, Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and the Sesame Street Muppets help families cope and live the healthiest life possible by providing the tools families need and by educating the general population about the widespread issue of hunger and food insecurity in the United States.

In addition, writer Christine Ferraro has been nominated for an Emmy in Writing, Nonfiction Programming for Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger.  Christine Ferraro has been a writer for Sesame Street since 1994.

Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger • PBS • Sesame Workshop

Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer

Melissa Dino, Supervising Producer

Mason Rather, Senior Producer

Kevin Clash, Producer

Special thanks to Academy Award winning director and filmmaker Cynthia Wade for her documentary films as part of the special.

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