Cheapskate Wisdom from … Elmo

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“Elmo understands Elmo can’t get everything Elmo wants, and Elmo’s parents save money to get what they really need like food.”

From the recent PBS primetime special “Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times,” an hour-long program with Al Roker, starring Elmo. The show is filled with tips about how to talk to kids about the recession, unemployment, and other challenges in today’s economy.

Also, NPR did an interview with Elmo and some other Sesame Street Workshop characters.