Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)
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The Reporter 

As a reporter for the school newspaper, Arnold learns that drugs are being sold on school grounds. This attracts the concern of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who comes to the school to talk about her anti-drug campaign.

Director:

Gerren Keith

Writers:

Jennifer Burton Kurtz (teleplay by), Mitchell Wayne Cohen (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Conrad Bain ... Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman ... Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges ... Willis Jackson
Dana Plato ... Kimberly Drummond
Nancy Reagan ... Herself (as Mrs. Nancy Reagan)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Pearl Gallagher
Rosalind Chao ... Miss Chung
J. Jay Saunders ... Mr. Langford
Shavar Ross ... Dudley Ramsey
Steven Mond ... Robbie Jason
Nikki Swasey Seaton ... Lisa Hayes (as Nikki Swasey)
David Mendenhall ... Sidney
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Storyline

As a reporter for the school newspaper, Arnold learns that drugs are being sold on school grounds. This attracts the concern of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who comes to the school to talk about her anti-drug campaign.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

It Takes Diff'rent Strokes
(Theme Song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Al Burton and Gloria Loring
Performed by Al Burton, David Foster and Brenda Russell
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