Military Families Near and Far is a website launched in November 2011 by Sesame Workshop in cooperation with Defense Centres of Excellence. The project uses the series Sesame Street and The Electric Company. The site acts as a communications method for military families and the deployed.
At the November 5 launch event, there were appearances by Abby Cadabby, Gordon, and Electric Company characters Jessica and Shock. The Sesame duo sang "Near and Far", a Christopher Cerf song from 1995.
- Official site
- Chelsea Place, "Sesame Street launches site to help separated kids", Pentagram, November 9, 2011.
- Elaine Sanchez, "Sesame Launches New Resources for Military Families", American Forces Press Service, November 5, 2011.