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ABC Afterschool Specials 

"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

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Guy Fraumeni
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lance Kerwin ...  Adam Rush / ... 5 episodes, 1974-1976
Samaria Graham ...  Marla Clayton / ... 5 episodes, 1992-1996
Mara Hobel Mara Hobel ...  Sarah Charney / ... 5 episodes, 1980-1992
Alexa Kenin ...  Boots McAfee / ... 5 episodes, 1976-1982
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ...  Brenadelle / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1982
Marion Ross ...  Billie Silverman / ... 4 episodes, 1979-1996
Ike Eisenmann ...  Dalton / ... 4 episodes, 1973-1979
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ...  Dr. Hayden / ... 4 episodes, 1983-1995
Sparky Marcus Sparky Marcus ...  Brian Varner / ... 4 episodes, 1975-1977
Oprah Winfrey ...  Herself - Host / ... 4 episodes, 1992-1994
Kristy McNichol ...  Carlie Higgins / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1977
Jodie Foster ...  Sharon Lee / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1975
Rachel Longaker Rachel Longaker ...  Kelly / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1981
Christine Langner Christine Langner ...  Lynnie Ryan / ... 3 episodes, 1984-1989
Kelly Wolf Kelly Wolf ...  Karen Anderson / ... 3 episodes, 1984-1985
Alexander Chaplin ...  Spinner 3 episodes, 1992
Lauri Hendler ...  Carrie Mills / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1987
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ...  David / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1983
Jorja Fox ...  Diane Dravecki 3 episodes, 1992
Laura Dean ...  Alison / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1984
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ...  Father / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1977
Marisol Massey Marisol Massey ...  Theresa Lopez 3 episodes, 1992
Vicky Dawson ...  Jen / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1982
Anne Gee Byrd ...  Esther Greene / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1980
Corey Parker ...  David / ... 3 episodes, 1983-1986
Tara Talboy Tara Talboy ...  Karen Faraday / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1977
Laurence Haddon Laurence Haddon ...  Agent Nolan / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1979
Jarrod Johnson Jarrod Johnson ...  Oscar / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1980
Peter Shaw ...  Drew Gordon 3 episodes, 1992
Jack Manning Jack Manning ...  Mr. Herschel / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1981
Claudio Martínez Claudio Martínez ...  Bobby / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1978
Carol Worthington ...  Math Teacher / ... 3 episodes, 1976
Doney Oatman Doney Oatman ...  Mary / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1977
Michael Link Michael Link ...  Alvin / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1975
Jack Knight ...  Louise's Father / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1980
Joel de la Fuente ...  Quan Kim Thanh 3 episodes, 1992
Cheryl Arutt ...  Alison Watson / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1988
Michael Miller Michael Miller ...  Angela's Brother / ... 3 episodes, 1975-1982
Tempestt Bledsoe ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 1986-1994
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1986-1994
Reuben Figueroa ...  Santiago 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Lendon Smith Lendon Smith ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Melissa Sue Anderson ...  Alexandria 'Alex' Benton / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Trini Alvarado ...  Alicia Marin / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Karlene Crockett Karlene Crockett ...  Lisl Gilbert / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Tracey Gold ...  Ari Jacobs / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1990
Keith Coogan ...  Eric Nelson / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Kim Richards ...  Minnow / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1977
Christian Juttner ...  Hollis / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Scott Baio ...  Jack Melon / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Joan Van Ark ...  Roxanne / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1994
Belinda Balaski ...  Anna / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1986
Madge Sinclair ...  Miss Tomas / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1984
Cynthia Nixon ...  Amy Cassidy / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1983
Danny Aiello ...  Dominic Ginetti / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Don Murray ...  Frank Morrow / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1993
Robbie Rist ...  Calvin Brundage / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1979
Melendy Britt ...  Dolores Beckwith / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Shane Sinutko ...  Pete / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Mary Reed / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1996
Carmen Maya Carmen Maya ...  Santiago's Mother 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Hal Smith ...  Professor Latouche / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1978
Lance Guest ...  Doug Henshaw / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1985
Rob Stone Rob Stone ...  Chris / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1988
Lisa Vidal ...  Gloria Rodriguez / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1991
Christopher Daniel Barnes ...  Boyd / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Ned Wilson Ned Wilson ...  Coach Shafer / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Priscilla Morrill ...  Aunt Willie / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
Eric Scott ...  David / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Elizabeth Ward Elizabeth Ward ...  Jane Richardson / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Elizabeth Franz ...  Alice Kelly / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1995
René Enríquez ...  Popi, Santiago's Father / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Rob Lowe ...  Charles Elderberry / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Bibi Besch ...  Coach / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1988
Roxie Roker ...  Aunt Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1987
Alex Colon ...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Barbara Andres Barbara Andres ...  Mrs. Lee / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Jane Connell Jane Connell ...  Aunt Peggy / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Walter Brooke ...  Mr. Mason 2 episodes, 1977-1980
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Jessica / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1984
Jennifer Grey ...  Carol Schwartz / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Stephen Keep Mills ...  Michael Skinner / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Beau Bridges ...  Joe Grant (Father) / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1986
Alan Oppenheimer ...  First Cadet / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1979
Tierre Turner ...  Jerry / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Sharon Spelman ...  Mrs. Elderberry / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1986
Kate Zentall Kate Zentall ...  Samantha Canby 2 episodes, 1981-1986
Mary Elaine Monti ...  Helen Henderson / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1987
Pam Potillo Pam Potillo ...  Kate / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1990
Jay W. MacIntosh ...  Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1987
Cindy Eilbacher ...  Elva Grimes / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Alma Beltran ...  Jed's Neighbor / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1986
Kristina Sorenson Kristina Sorenson ...  Gretchen Lake 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Hal Williams ...  Mr. Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1983
Todd Graff ...  Robby Pols / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1992
Jane Adams ...  Elly Robinson / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1995
Bill Duke ...  Mr. Sands 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Marcus Ticotin Marcus Ticotin ...  Stevie 2 episodes, 1972-1975
Shannon Terhune Shannon Terhune ...  Cindy Franks / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Kari Michaelsen Kari Michaelsen ...  Fran Davies / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1983
Sally Kemp ...  Janet / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ...  Nurse Etting / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1989
Eric D. Wallace Eric D. Wallace ...  Freddie Ellis 2 episodes, 1984-1987
Melanie Mayron ...  Janet Eller / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Christian Hoff ...  Kevin Casio 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Jimmy McNichol ...  David Hanna 2 episodes, 1976-1985
Christopher Maleki ...  C.C. / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Jo Lynn Sciarro Jo Lynn Sciarro ...  BJ / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1982
Peg Stewart Peg Stewart ...  Esther Sherrigan 2 episodes, 1980-1981
Barbara Tarbuck ...  Mrs. Adams 2 episodes, 1982-1990
Ted Gehring ...  Colonel / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
James Noble ...  Dr. Edwards / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1987
Nadia DeLeye Nadia DeLeye ...  Dominique 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Liam Sullivan ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1989
Lynne Thigpen ...  Jo Delancey / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1993
Scott Allegrucci Scott Allegrucci ...  Glenn / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Jason Andrews Jason Andrews ...  Chris Walsh / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Kenneth Kimmins ...  Mr. Lee / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1983
Anne Seymour ...  Dr. Bancroft / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1981
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ...  Mr. Brundage / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1985
Barton Heyman ...  Bill Waters / ... 2 episodes, 1980-1982
Debbi Morgan ...  Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1991
Kirk Cameron ...  Jefffrey Cranston / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Elaine Bromka ...  Librarian / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1990
John Carlyle John Carlyle ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1977-1979
James MacKrell James MacKrell ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Amy DeMayo Amy DeMayo ...  Carolyn / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ...  Marlen / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1993
Zero Hubbard Zero Hubbard ...  Keith Williams / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1989
Cynthia Mace ...  Lucy Bard 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ...  Mrs. Fulton / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Robert Bu Robert Bu ...  Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Lee Kessler Lee Kessler ...  Jill / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Benny Medina ...  Bob / ... 2 episodes, 1976
William Lanteau William Lanteau ...  Mr. Essig 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Sam McMurray ...  Glen Mattson / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1996
Al Eisenmann Al Eisenmann ...  George / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Peggy Rea ...  Mrs. Atwater / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Jeannie Linero Jeannie Linero 2 episodes, 1978-1983
Dawn Jeffory ...  Katie / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1989
Shelly Juttner Shelly Juttner ...  Kate 2 episodes, 1974
Kevin McCarley ...  Peaches / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Lois Hall ...  Mrs. Rogers / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1980
Olive Dunbar ...  Stella / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1985
Barbara Barrie ...  Anne Charney 2 episodes, 1992
William Wise William Wise ...  Chuck Charney 2 episodes, 1992
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ...  Stumpy 2 episodes, 1974-1978
Nora Denney ...  Mrs. Toby / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Tommy Crebbs Tommy Crebbs ...  Andrew Varner 2 episodes, 1976
Newell Alexander ...  Mr. Fredricks / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Danielle Carin ...  Dana / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1995
Olga Merediz ...  Dr. Montoya / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1995
Ken Medlock ...  Coach 2 episodes, 1987-1989
Nile Lanning Nile Lanning ...  Katherine / ... 2 episodes, 1988-1990
Helene Nelson Helene Nelson ...  Estelle / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Alma Cuervo ...  Dr. Riccardo / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Gene Crane Gene Crane ...  Father Ruelle / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Danny Cooksey ...  Jake / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1996
Allan Lurie Allan Lurie ...  Bus Driver / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Jimmy Bridges ...  Jerry / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1985
Drew Snyder ...  Pharmacies 2 episodes, 1980-1988
Peter Haas Peter Haas ...  Clem 2 episodes, 1974
Tim Maier Tim Maier ...  Danny Kohl / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1983
Art LaFleur ...  Mr. Stone 2 episodes, 1990
Sky Berdahl Sky Berdahl ...  Bruce Sherman / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1994
Harold Pruett Harold Pruett ...  Gary Watson / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1988
Jill Andre ...  Jill Gerard / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1981
Julie Dolan ...  Student 2 episodes, 1981-1985
Nancy Kandal Nancy Kandal ...  Customer 2 episodes, 1989-1991
Lark Geib Lark Geib ...  Girl Scout #1 / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Gabrielle Carteris ...  Cecile / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Rusty Gilligan Rusty Gilligan ...  Student / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Christopher Shaw ...  Arnie Hack 2 episodes, 1988-1990
Mayim Bialik ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Cheryl 'Salt' James Cheryl 'Salt' James ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
M.C. Hammer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Christopher Martin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Pepa ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Christopher Reid ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Spinderella Spinderella ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
John Stamos ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
Jody Watley ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1992-1994
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Сказки на ночь (2008) See more »

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Bring Back The After School Special
27 February 2008 | by dwhilionSee all my reviews

I am a woman that was born in 1965. The times were very different then. Since I have become an adult, I realize that back then, things weren't so bad. I think that every generation views their coming up as harder than the one before theirs. I am a writer. In each book that I write, I try and provide hope and encouragement to the reader. My work covers practical situations that people experience every day. My most recent work is about drug addiction. Whether the reader be an addict themselves or a loved one of someone addicted to drugs, I tried to provide love and support and suggestions that would help either. When I was about half way through this book, I mentioned to my husband, my memory of the ABC After School Special and how vital a program of that nature was at that time. I think that it's a travesty that a program of such high impact, could be replaced with the likes of Judge Judy. In 1975, when I was just ten years old, I watched these After School Specials, every day after school. I enjoyed them. Even though I didn't realize that over 30 years later I would recall not only watching them but all of these years later, FEEL the impact of these shows and appreciate their invaluable message. Our children need these types of programs. Television has become a poison for our young viewers, glorifying violence and sick behavior. They are being programmed to grow into warped adults. Bring back the After School Specials. Let's arm our children with lessons that will enhance their chances of becoming caring adults. In the meantime, I will continue to write material that hopefully can help achieve this to some small extent.


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