"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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 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
Rachel Longaker ...
 Kelly / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1981
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 Karen Anderson / ... 3 episodes, 1984-1985
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 Carrie Mills / ... 3 episodes, 1978-1987
Moosie Drier ...
 David / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1983
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 Diane Dravecki 3 episodes, 1992
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 Alison / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1984
Peter Brandon ...
 Father / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1977
Marisol Massey ...
 Theresa Lopez 3 episodes, 1992
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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 ...
 Agent Nolan / ... 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
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 Math Teacher / ... 3 episodes, 1976
Doney Oatman ...
Michael Link ...
 Alvin / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1975
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 Louise's Father / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1980
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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
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Lendon Smith ...
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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
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 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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 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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 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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Ned Wilson ...
 Coach Shafer / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
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 Aunt Willie / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1977
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 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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 Popi, 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 ...
Barbara Andres ...
 Mrs. Lee / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Jane Connell ...
 Aunt Peggy / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
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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
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 Jerry / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
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 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 ...
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 Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1987
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 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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Marcus Ticotin ...
Shannon Terhune ...
 Cindy Franks / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
Kari Michaelsen ...
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 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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 C.C. / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Jo Lynn Sciarro ...
Peg Stewart ...
 Esther Sherrigan 2 episodes, 1980-1981
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 Colonel / ... 2 episodes, 1982-1983
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 Dr. Edwards / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1987
Nadia DeLeye ...
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 Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1989
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 Jo Delancey / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1993
Scott Allegrucci ...
 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
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 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 ...
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 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Amy DeMayo ...
 Carolyn / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Kia Goodwin ...
 Marlen / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1993
Zero Hubbard ...
 Keith Williams / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1989
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Jacque Lynn Colton ...
 Mrs. Fulton / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Robert Bu ...
 Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1995-1996
Lee Kessler ...
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 Bob / ... 2 episodes, 1976
William Lanteau ...
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 Glen Mattson / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1996
Al Eisenmann ...
 George / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
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 Mrs. Atwater / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Jeannie Linero
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 Katie / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1989
Shelly Juttner ...
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 Peaches / ... 2 episodes, 1974
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 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 ...
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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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 Dr. Montoya / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1995
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Nile Lanning ...
 Katherine / ... 2 episodes, 1988-1990
Helene Nelson ...
 Estelle / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
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 Dr. Riccardo / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Gene Crane ...
 Father Ruelle / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
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Allan Lurie ...
 Bus Driver / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
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 Jerry / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1985
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Peter Haas ...
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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Nancy Kandal ...
Lark Geib ...
 Girl Scout #1 / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
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 Cecile / ... 2 episodes, 1987-1988
Rusty Gilligan ...
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Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
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Spinderella ...
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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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What was the cats name?!

I love the after school specials, they are classically corny but I used to enjoy them, wish they would release a DVD, play them on T.V. even in the middle of the night. These after school specials are very nostalgic and full of 1970s and 1980s essence. It would also be interesting for them to re invigorate the series. It is very sad that the quality of programming has disappeared. I used to enjoy the old school PSA's that often accompanied these specials. I cant believe how many stars they had on these, and finally the reason i am here DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE CAT THAT WOULD INTRODUCE THESE? PLEASE RESPOND I believe he wore some type of hat and a scarf if I remember correctly.thanks take care. I wish I had the entire 1970s and 1980s television line up recorded for posterity. That may be an idea for a cable network, one that solely focuses on 1970s and 1980s programming of all kinds, or a channel that focuses on a different decade weekly or something. Im sure there is demand for this type of programming.. I hope thats ten lines...peace


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