Elmo's World News is an international Sesame Street special that premiered in summer 2020 across multiple platforms and broadcasters in over 15 countries. It is a co-production between Sesame Workshop and the Lego Foundation. Each version of the special contains different correspondents depending on the region it airs in.

Press description

In Elmo’s World News, Elmo hosts a pretend news program from his bedroom, calling on Muppet correspondents and children from around the globe to share ways they’re continuing to play and learn while staying safe.

Weather Reporter Grover shows how he uses his imagination to “bring the outside inside” by adapting his favorite outdoor activities to create indoor fun. Special Correspondent Cookie Monster tells viewers about his “Things That Make Me Happy” box, a simple activity families can do together to practice mindfulness and gratitude with everyday objects. Reporter Raya shares a playful and interactive update on ways children around the world maintain daily routines, while the reporting team of Basma and Jad pop in with breaking news on how children are managing and expressing their “big feelings” through movement and dance.


  • Bangladesh (all June 27): Deepto TV at 7:45 am, Duronto TV at 1 pm, RTV at 5:30 pm, Bangla TV at 5:30 pm, Maasranga TV at 6:30 pm, Bijoy TV at 9 pm and BTV at 09:30 pm[1] It was also broadcast by the YouTube channel of The Daily Prothom Alo, a newspaper based in Dhaka. (YouTube) This version features correspondents Tuktuki and Halum.
  • In the United States, the special debuted on YouTube on July 10, 2020. (YouTube) This version features correspondent Abby Cadabby. The special's only American television broadcast was on American Forces Network, a TV channel meant for military families.
  • South Africa's SABC 2 aired the special in English (July 27), isiZulu (July 28), Sesotho (July 29), isiNdebele (July 30), and Afrikaans (July 31).[2] The English version is also a dub, with Elmo speaking in his local accent. (YouTube)
  • Mexico's Azteca 7 aired the program on August 2 at 11:30 am, as Las Noticias del Mundo con Elmo.[3]


See also


  1. "Sisimpur to premiere ‘Elmo’s World News’ special for families amid coronavirus pandemic", The Daily Star, June 25, 2020.
  2. Facebook post by Takalani Sesame, July 27, 2020.
  3. Facebook post by Sésamo, August 2, 2020.

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