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Deadline is reporting that ABC News correspondent Gloria Riviera is hosting a new limited series from Lemonada Media featuring actress Kristen Bell called No One is Coming to Save Us about the problems of childcare in America.
In the trailer, Gloria talks about how broken our childcare system is and was even before the pandemic and how there used to be a functioning national childcare system in 40’s because of World War II. And as in the show, Kristin Bell will pop in as the “Tell it Like It is” correspondent to provide lightness and humor to help unpack some of the more complex issues.
“Once I became a mom, I couldn’t avoid the early childcare crisis – literally and figuratively. I wanted to ask other moms a million questions, but I didn’t — because we don’t talk about this crisis — we just live with it and that’s wrong,” said Gloria Riviera. “Finding good childcare in America for kids under five is a workable problem with a roadmap, and if we get this story right we will change early education policy in this country.”
“Jess and I were so thrilled when this project came to us. Both of us are parents of young kids and working moms, so it hits very close to home. We knew this was a story we wanted and needed to tell,” said Lemonada’s Chief Creative Officer Stephanie Wittels Wachs. “This was a Lemonada no-brainer because we read story after story of how parents are breaking, childcare providers and workers are suffering, kids are languishing, but solutions have been missing. And Gloria and Kristen helping shape the narrative and make the listening experience joyful and entertaining made the show creation an incredible experience for the Lemonada team, too,” added Lemonada’s CEO Jessica Cordova Kramer.