Sesame Street introduces Muppet with dad in jail

June 19, 2013 8:19:09 PM PDT
Sesame Street is expanding its horizons once again. The popular children's show has introduced a Muppet named Alex, whose father is in jail.

The idea is to help kids understand and cope with parental incarceration. One in 28 American children reportedly has a parent in prison.

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