Politics, hunger and the muppets

Sesame Street is addressing head on the issues of 50m Americans living with hunger (see Alex post here on the staggering data in the Economist recently) by introducing a new character.

Lily, who doesn’t know where her next meal is coming from debuts on Sunday… Sounds political for a kids show?

Or perhaps a face saving reaction to the parody of the OccupyWallStreet protests (see also map of spreading protests here) that developed on twitter’s OccupySesameStreet – see comment by Mother Jones here).

Lily is sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.