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 Kevin Keegan (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Emilie Walker (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Principal Edward Steadman (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Andrew Cassese ...
 Sherman Fischer (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Monique (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Holden Hines (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stewart Goddard ...
 Marty Voight (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Chuck Bender (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Amanda Hampton (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Monique Salcido ...
 Angela Hernandez (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mary B. Ward ...
 Penny Lipton (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Andrew White ...
 Vance Checker (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Skip the Janitor (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
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Kevin Keegan is a recently divorced TV news photographer who quits his job and returns to Roosevelt High School to teach the kids how to make a weekly cable TV show. Principal Steadman remembers Kevin as a disruptive former student and this leads to conflict. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Imaginative late 80's teen drama.
7 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

TV 101 stood out from many of its contemporaries as an intelligent, culturally aware, and hip document of teenage life in the 80's. Sam Robards played Kevin Keegan, a journalist who returns to his Californian alma mater to teach an unusual journalism class: a class based around a weekly student-produced TV show. The students are what made the show: instead of the usual "cookie-cutter" thirty-year-olds playing Middle American high-school types of say "Saved By The Bell" or "90210", this show's characters were smart, stylish, ethnically diverse, and intellectually, technologically, and morally aware; not afraid to "face the issues" in their reporting, sort of a teenaged "Lou Grant", with cutting edge home video equipment. Especially interesting to me was "Holden Heinz" (Alex Désert, lately of the show "Becker"), the scooter-riding 'mod' African American student: he was an archetype of myself and my friends at the time: we liked him even though he wasn't quite as cutting-edge as we were. Also notable was Matt LeBlanc of "Friends" as "Bender". The only other kid from the series I've seen lately was Stacey Dash doing the old Thirty-Year-Old-Playing-A-Teenager thing in "Clueless".To top it all of the show's theme was written by composer Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for 80's #1 hitmakers "The Police. Alas, the show lasted only one season: I guess the masses couldn't relate to a cast that ethnically varied and cool. Hell, they still can't.


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