Famed for doing difficult issue episodes tailored for children to understand, should Sesame Street do another difficult issue episode explaining the election of Trump to the White House?
By: Ringo Bones
For over forty years, Sesame Street has made Emmy-worthy episode on difficult issues tailored for young children to understand. Most notable are the episodes explaining gay marriage and the deployment of those with family members who are in the military to Afghanistan in Iraq during the post 9/11 period of the George W. Bush administration. But this time around, should the creative team at the Children’s Television Workshop do an episode explaining to kids the election of the “unsavory” billionaire and reality show proprietor Donald J. Trump to the White House?
Folks who grew up during the past forty years or so are probably taught in school that being the president of the United States is a special job that only those qualified should be chosen to do so are probably now scratching their heads on why a bully, sexist and paedophile billionaire like Donald J. Trump got elected to the White House. Undoubtedly, many children are, now too, asking their parents to what tantamount to be the existential question on “why good things happen to very bad people?”