Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times is a one-hour Sesame Street special that aired in PBS prime-time, September 9th, 2009.

Today Show weatherman Al Roker and news correspondent Deborah Roberts (who are married in real life) join Elmo on Sesame Street to help families with young children raise a healthy and emotionally secure child during tough economic times.

Other guests include Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for Today, and Dr. Joshua Coleman, the author of several books about marriage and families.

Donald Faison hosted a separate special for young adults, Your Life, Your Money, following the Sesame Street-based program.


Chris Knowings as Chris
Bill Barretta as Louie
Fran Brill as Mae
Kevin Clash as Elmo
Eric Jacobson as Grover
Additional Performers: Billy Barkhurst, Frankie Cordero, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Tracie Mick, David Stephens, Matt Vogel


Executive Producers: Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern, Christina Delfico, Rob Burnett, David Letterman
Supervising Producer: Valerie Schaer, Andrew Ames
Directed by: Scott Preston, Kevin Clash
Written by: Christine Ferraro
Producers: Kevin Clash
Associate Director: Ken Diego
Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
Technical Director: Tom Guadarrama
Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop: Jason Weber, Connie Peterson, Rollie Krewson, Michelle Hickey

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