CNN to air COVID-19 special with ‘Sesame Street’ characters and Sanjay Gupta

“Sesame Street” and CNN are teaming up for a special at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, talking to kids about the novel coronavirus.

Dubbed "The ABC's of COVID-19," the special will feature Big Bird, Atlanta neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor Erica Hill.

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover will also answer questions asked by parents and kids.

Besides airing on CNN, it will stream live on's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in.

The special will air for 90 minutes and address issues such as education, anxiety, screen time and playdates.

In 2016, “Sesame Street's” first-run episodes moved to HBO, owned by CNN's parent company WarnerMedia.