"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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 Adam Rush / ... (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Marla Clayton / ... (5 episodes, 1992-1996)
Mara Hobel ...
 Sarah Charney / ... (5 episodes, 1980-1992)
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 Boots McAfee / ... (5 episodes, 1976-1982)
Betty Beaird ...
 Brenadelle / ... (4 episodes, 1975-1982)
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 Billie Silverman / ... (4 episodes, 1979-1996)
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 Dalton / ... (4 episodes, 1973-1979)
Jean De Baer ...
 Dr. Hayden / ... (4 episodes, 1983-1995)
Sparky Marcus ...
 Brian Varner / ... (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Herself - Host / ... (4 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Carlie Higgins / ... (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Sharon Lee / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Karen Anderson / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Spinner (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Carrie Mills / ... (3 episodes, 1978-1987)
Moosie Drier ...
 David / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1983)
Rachel Longaker ...
 Kelly / ... (3 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Diane Dravecki (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Alison / ... (3 episodes, 1979-1984)
Marisol Massey ...
 Theresa Lopez (3 episodes, 1992)
Vicky Dawson ...
 Jen / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1982)
Peter Brandon ...
 Father / ... (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Esther Greene / ... (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 David / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tara Talboy ...
 Karen Faraday / ... (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Laurence Haddon ...
 Hollis' Father / ... (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jarrod Johnson ...
 Oscar / ... (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Drew Gordon (3 episodes, 1992)
Jack Manning ...
 Mr. Herschel / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1981)
Claudio Martínez ...
 Bobby / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1978)
Doney Oatman ...
 Mary / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Michael Link ...
 Alvin / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Carol Worthington ...
 Math Teacher / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Quan Kim Thanh (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Alison Watson / ... (3 episodes, 1979-1988)
Michael Miller ...
 Angela's Brother / ... (3 episodes, 1975-1982)
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 Herself / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1994)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1994)
Reuben Figueroa ...
 Santiago (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lendon Smith ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Alexandria 'Alex' Benton / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Alicia Marin / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Karlene Crockett ...
 Lisl Gilbert / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Ari Jacobs / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Eric Nelson / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Minnow / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1977)
Christian Juttner ...
 Hollis / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
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 Jack Melon / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Roxanne / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1994)
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 Anna / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1986)
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 Miss Tomas / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1984)
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 Amy Cassidy / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1983)
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 Dominic Ginetti / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Christine Langner ...
 Maria Torres / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Frank Morrow / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Calvin Brundage / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1979)
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 Dolores Beckwith / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Pete / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Mary Reed / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Carmen Maya ...
 Santiago's Mother (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 Professor Latouche / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Doug Henshaw / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Rob Stone ...
 Chris / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Gloria Rodriguez / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Boyd / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 ...
 Jane Richardson / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Alice Kelly / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Santiago's Father (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 Charles Elderberry / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Coach / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1988)
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 Aunt Helen / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1987)
Alex Colon ...
 Carlos (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Barbara Andres ...
 Mrs. Lee / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jane Connell ...
 Aunt Peggy / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Walter Brooke ...
 Mr. Mason (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Jessica / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Carol Schwartz / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Michael Skinner / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Joe Grant (Father) / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1986)
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 First Cadet / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1979)
Tierre Turner ...
 Jerry / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sharon Spelman ...
 Mrs. Elderberry / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1986)
Kate Zentall ...
 Samantha Canby (2 episodes, 1981-1986)
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 Helen Henderson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
Pam Potillo ...
 Kate / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1987)
Cindy Eilbacher ...
 Elva Grimes / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Alma Beltran ...
 Jed's Neighbor / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1986)
Kristina Sorenson ...
 Gretchen Lake (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Mr. Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Robby Pols / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1992)
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 Elly Robinson / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Mr. Sands (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Marcus Ticotin ...
 Stevie (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
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 C.C. / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
Shannon Terhune ...
 Cindy Franks / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kari Michaelsen ...
 Fran Davies / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1983)
Sally Kemp ...
 Janet / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Fran Bennett ...
 Nurse Etting / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1989)
Eric D. Wallace ...
 Freddie Ellis (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Janet Eller / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Kevin Casio (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 David Hanna (2 episodes, 1976-1985)
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 Louise's Father / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jo Lynn Sciarro ...
 BJ / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1982)
Peg Stewart ...
 Esther Sherrigan (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Mrs. Adams (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
Ted Gehring ...
 Colonel / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Dr. Edwards / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1987)
Nadia DeLeye ...
 Dominique (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Jo Delancey / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Glenn / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jason Andrews ...
 Chris Walsh / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mr. Lee / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1983)
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 Dr. Bancroft / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rex Robbins ...
 Mr. Brundage / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1985)
Barton Heyman ...
 Bill Waters / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
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 Celia / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1991)
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 Jefffrey Cranston / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Librarian / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1990)
John Carlyle ...
 Minister (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
James MacKrell ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Amy DeMayo ...
 Carolyn / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Marlen / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1993)
Zero Hubbard ...
 Keith Williams / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Lucy Bard (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
 Mrs. Fulton / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Bu ...
 Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Lee Kessler ...
 Jill / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
Benny Medina ...
 Bob / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
William Lanteau ...
 Mr. Essig (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Glen Mattson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1996)
Al Eisenmann ...
 George / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
Peggy Rea ...
 Mrs. Atwater / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jeannie Linero
(2 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Katie / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1989)
Shelly Juttner ...
 Kate (2 episodes, 1974)
Kevin McCarley ...
 Peaches / ... (2 episodes, 1974)
Lois Hall ...
 Mrs. Rogers / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 Stella / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Anne Charney (2 episodes, 1992)
William Wise ...
 Chuck Charney (2 episodes, 1992)
Robert Lussier ...
 Stumpy (2 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Mrs. Toby / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tommy Crebbs ...
 Andrew Varner (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Mr. Fredricks / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Dana / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1995)
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 Dr. Montoya / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Coach (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
Nile Lanning ...
 Katherine / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Helene Nelson ...
 Estelle / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Alma Cuervo ...
 Dr. Riccardo / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Gene Crane ...
 Father Ruelle / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Jake / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Lark Geib ...
 Girl Scout #1 / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Allan Lurie ...
 Bus Driver / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Jerry / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1985)
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 Pharmacies (2 episodes, 1980-1988)
Peter Haas ...
 Clem (2 episodes, 1974)
Tim Maier ...
 Danny Kohl / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Mr. Stone (2 episodes, 1990)
Sky Berdahl ...
 Bruce Sherman / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Harold Pruett ...
 Gary Watson / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1988)
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 Jill Gerard / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Student (2 episodes, 1981-1985)
Nancy Kandal ...
 Customer (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Cecile / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rusty Gilligan ...
 Student (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Arnie Hack (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Christopher Martin ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Deidre 'Spinderella' Roper ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 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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Bring Back The After School Special
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See 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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