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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Secret Life of Mary Margaret: Portrait of a Bulimic

1 August 1992

Season 1, Episode 2: A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story

8 August 1992
A teenager reminisces about a friend who committed suicide.

Wil Wheaton ... Robert Bierer
Curnal Achilles Aulisio ... Dale King

Sarah Trigger ... Allison

Jennifer Blanc ... Becka
Tyler Niemack ... Tyler

George Hearn ... Dr. Bierer

Audra Lindley ... Betty

Joanna Miles ... Mrs. Bierer

John Vargas ... Coach

Season 1, Episode 3: Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story

15 August 1992
A pregnant high school student undergoes an illegal abortion, with tragic results.

Dina Spybey-Waters ... Becky Bell (as Dina Spybey)
Chelsea Altman ... Kelly Jamison

Debra Monk ... Karen Bell

Craig Wasson ... Bill Bell
Spike Alexander ... Billy Bell
Lily Knight ... Chris Jensen

Jim Abele ... Intern
Tom Brennan ... Drug Store Cashier

Ben Monk ... Jeff (as Ben Jorgensen)

Susan Pellegrino ... Nurse
Becky Bell ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 4: Gunplay: The Last Day in the Life of Brian Darling

19 September 1992
A ten year old boy accidentally kills himself when he plays with a gun.
Benari Poulten ... Brian Darling

Chris McKenna ... Michael Darling
Darren Higgins ... Tommy Judd

Herbert Russell ... Erik Carlson (as Russel Harper)

Adam LeFevre ... John Darling
Leslie Geraci ... Darlene Darling

Carmen Mathews ... Margaret Darling

Joseph Adams ... David Judd

Jody Gelb ... Liliane Judd
Michael Sergio ... Mark Carlson

Deirdre O'Connell ... Nancy Carlson
Jeffrey Dreisbach ... Photographer
Tanna Moontaro ... Barb Morton
Alex Angeledes ... Matt Linderman
Michael Arkin ... Policeman

Season 1, Episode 5: Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story

26 September 1992
Based on a true story, 13-year-old Joey DiPaolo has to deal with the public discovering he has AIDS.

Adam LaVorgna ... Joey Di Paolo

Amy Aquino ... Carol Di Paolo

Lawrence Taylor ... Himself

James Madio ... Anthony
Vincent Larusso ... Patrick (as Vincent A. LaRusso)

John Fiore ... Jim Di Paolo
Gina Gallagher ... Lauren Di Paolo
Diana Agostini ... Angry Parent
John Di Benedetto ... Angry Parent

Daryl Edwards ... Principal
Alexandra Gersten ... Nancy
Phillip Reese ... Kid

Mike Starr ... Richie
Carol Woods ... Angry Parent

Rolonda Watts ... Reporter
Joey DiPaolo ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 6: No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story

12 January 1993
A young woman is the victim of date rape.
Ali Thomas ... Katie Koestner
Christopher C. Fuller ... Victor

Suzanne Bertish ... Dean Stellar

Julie Bowen ... Chris

Lisa Nicole Carson ... Jenny
Jake Grace ... Alex (as Jake Beecham)

Season 1, Episode 7: Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story

15 March 1993
A teen kills an 18 year old girl while driving drunk. As part of his punishment, her parents request that he send them one dollar a week for the next eighteen years.

Sam Rockwell ... Kevin Tunell

Jane Adams ... Beth

Jorja Fox ... Maggie Glendon

Doris Belack ... Judge Ruth Cohen
Jack Gilpin ... Jim Remy

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Cedall

Edward James Hyland ... Police Officer Collins
Kevin J. Tunell ... Himself (as Kevin Tunell)

Victoria Hale ... Mrs. Glendon

Season 1, Episode 8: More Than Friends: The Coming Out of Heidi Leiter

24 January 1994


Sabrina Lloyd ... Heidi Leiter

Kate Anthony ... Missy
Angela Baker
Joy Browne ... Herself (as Dr. Joy Browne)
Louis Cantarini
Brenda Currin ... Dr. Johnson

Claire Danes ... Katie Leiter

Bill Doyle

Tom Riis Farrell ... Miller

Stephanie Fredricks ... Student

Brian Gaskill ... Will
Lisa Gordon

George Griffith ... Adam

Bunny Levine

Lennie Loftin

W.T. Martin ... Bob Leiter

Seth William Meier ... Racheal's Boyfriend
Abigail Morgan
Amy Pierce
Diana Smith-Sullivan ... Extra at Prom
Wendy Way ... Joanne Leiter
Vanessa J. Wells

Season 1, Episode 9: A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story

23 March 1994
Aaron Henry is a high school football player who constantly pushes himself to be the best. When working out at the gym trying to build up definition, he meets Bryce, who turns him on to using steroids to give him the body he wants. When Aaron starts seeing results, He steals money from his mother to pay Bryce for more steroids. Aaron starts developing "roid rage" and goes crazy at the simplest of things, and he pays the price for it.

Ben Affleck ... Aaron Henry

Michael Cudlitz ... Walton

Kamala Lopez ... Jeannie (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Bryan Genesse ... Bryce

Grace Zabriskie ... Sandy Henry

Ernie Hudson ... Coach Seldon

Michael Kelly ... Gym Manager

Season 1, Episode 10: Brotherly Love: The Trevor Ferrell Story

31 March 1994
An eleven year old boy becomes an activist for the homeless in his community.
Ward Saxton ... Trevor Ferrell
Lázaro Pérez ... Chico

Brenda Pressley ... June

Patrick Collins ... Frank
Jean De Baer ... Janet
Andrew Frierson ... Sunny

P.J. Ochlan ... Russell
Heather Willihnganz ... Liza
Robert Ari ... Teacher

Rod Brogan ... Justin
Alva Chinn ... TV Reporter
Peter Jay Fernandez ... Reporter (as Peter J. Fernandez)
Page Johnson ... Angry Man
Curtis McClarin ... Orderly (as Curtis L. McClarin)
Kelly Neal ... Dealer

Olivia Frances Williams ... Nurse

Season 1, Episode 11: A Child Betrayed: The Calvin Mire Story

11 April 1994
A young boy has been sexually abused by a priest and never told anybody about what happened.

Blake Bashoff ... Calvin Mire

Craig Wasson ... Father Rooney
Brian Reiser ... Kennie
Evan Greenberg ... Billy
Lizbeth MacKay ... Margaret Mire (as Lizbeth Mackay)
Jason Fischer ... Marshall

Season 1, Episode 12: Confronting Brandon: The Intervention of an Addict

20 May 1994
A group of teens stage an intervention for a friend who is abusing alcohol and drugs.
Andrew Kavovit ... Brandon Clifton

Lisa Zane ... Lori

Trevor Lissauer ... Jeremy Clifton

Bodhi Elfman ... Sean

Maureen Flannigan ... Mia
Charlie Heath ... Alex

Season 1, Episode 13: POWER: The Eddie Matos Story

12 July 1994
A teen drops out of school, joins a gang, and begins dealing drugs. Eventually, a gunshot wound confines him to a wheelchair.

Alexis Cruz ... Eddie Matos

Socorro Santiago ... Eddie's Mother

Troy Winbush ... Young M C
Joe Quintero ... Jesus

Isaiah Washington ... O.G.

Nestor Serrano ... Teacher

Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Erika

Laurence Mason ... Sergio
Rafael Alvarez ... Eddie's Father
Ray Aranha ... Victor

Patricia Mauceri ... Lourdes

Erik Daniel Cruz ... Eddie - 8 years old (as Erik Cruz)
Julian Leon ... Eddie - 2 years old

N'Bushe Wright ... Laurette
Jose Soto ... Friend

Ian Quinlan ... Pablo

James McKnight ... Crackhead

Apache Gonzalez ... Drug dealer

Season 1, Episode 14: A Dangerous Affair

1 January 1995
Kim Frey narrates her own story, detailing how a brief romantic relationship in college resulted in a diagnosis of HIV.

Season 1, Episode 15: Someone Had to Be Benny

8 February 1996
A terminally ill teenage boy sues for the right to stop his medical treatment.

Michael Shulman ... Benny Agrelo

Donna Murphy ... Armanda Agrelo

Suzanne Cryer ... Ava

Reiko Aylesworth ... Rita

Shawn Elliott ... Dr. Dixon
George Morfogen ... Dr. Hamilton

Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Judge Ortiz
Graham Sack ... Matt Linderman

Dana Reeve ... Reporter

Barbara Garrick ... Zoe Rossi

Steve Ryan ... Officer Walsh
Ellen Parker ... Mary Dobson

Bruce MacVittie ... Hospital Attendant
Mone Walton ... Hospital Receptionist

Ann Harada ... Nurse

Jasper Cole ... Dustin

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