Nightly News   |  October 04, 2011

New Sesame Street character comes from impoverished background

Sesame Street is rolling out a new character for an upcoming special. Her name is Lily, she is 7 and comes from an impoverished background. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The folks at " Sesame Street " are rolling out a new character for an upcoming special. Her name is Lily , she's seven and she's from an impoverished background. She's meant to represent the 17 million American children growing up threatened by hunger. The special airs October