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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elmo team up for 'Sesame Street' coronavirus special


Posted: Sat-May-2020



Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elmo and Cookie Monster are reaching out to young children confused at being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic with a special “Sesame Street” episode airing next week.

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