ABC Afterschool Specials

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ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from October 14, 1972, to July 1, 1997, usually in the late afternoon on weekdays. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest... read more

ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from October 14, 1972, to July 1, 1997, usually in the late afternoon on weekdays. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were either in animated form or presented as documentaries. Topics included illiteracy, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run.

Original Release

10/04/1972 on ABC

Cast

Peter Shaw Drew Gordon
Mara Hobel Sarah Charney
Alexander Chaplin Spinner
Oprah Winfrey Herself - Host
Samaria Graham Marla Clayton
Jorja Fox Diane Dravecki
Joel De La Fuente Quan Kim Thanh
Marisol Massey Theresa Lopez
Rachel Longaker Kelly
Larry Keith Mr. Webster
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Too Soon for Jeff Thursday, 12 September 1996
2 Me and My Hormones Thursday, 24 October 1996
3 Teenage Confidential Thursday, 05 December 1996
4 Miracle at Trapper Creek Thursday, 23 January 1997
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Directors

Larry Elikann, Robert Fuest, Arthur A. Seidelman, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Richard C. Bennett, Alexander Grasshoff, Claude Kerven, John Watkin, Eamon Harrington, Robert C. Thompson, John Rubinstein, John Watkin, Clay Eide, Fern Field, Albert Waller, Harry Harris, Joan Darling, William Schreiner, Gilbert Moses, Harry Harris, Joanna Lee, Herbert Klynn, Thomas Schlamme, Stephen Gyllenhaal, John Herzfeld, Robert Lieberman, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Hooks, Robert Mandel, Kristoffer Tabori, Michel Legrand, Joseph Barbera, James Becket, William Hanna, Eric Till, Bruce Malmuth, Mark Cullingham, Jeffrey Hornaday, Harry Winer, Steven Schachter, Fred Barzyk, Anson Williams, Tom Skerritt, Lee Grant, Beau Bridges, Peter Horton, Richard Masur, Ken Kwapis, Lloyd Kramer, Melissa Gilbert, James B. Clark, Stan Lathan, Joseph Manduke, Virgil W. Vogel, Jeff Bleckner, Neal Miller, Claudia Weill, Helen Whitney, Neal Baer, Jeremy Kagan, Victoria Hochberg, Ian MacNaughton, Arthur Barron, John Florea, Charles A. Nichols, Allen Coulter, Catlin Adams, James Scott, Pamela Berlin, Gordon Edelstein, Consuelo González, Joey Ford, Richard Slote, Wes Kenney, Tom Blank, Nancy Cooperstein, Tom G. Robertson, Tony Frangakis, Robert Chenault, Martin Tahse, Gwen Arner, Dianah Wynter, Victor Du Bois, Aviva Slesin, Victor Lobl, Peter Kimball, Richard Kinon, Nell Cox, Alan Handley, Sharron Miller, Mel Ferber, Jack Regas, Ralph Rosenblum, Gabrielle Beaumont, Sandy Smolan, Jesús Salvador Treviño, Lynn Hamrick, Jim Gates, Camille Thomasson, Anthony Lover, Susan Rohrer, Art Wolff

Writers

Durrell Royce Crays, Jeffrey Kindley, Bruce Harmon, Bob Rodgers, Jeanne Betancourt, Bob Rodgers, Arthur Heinemann, Arthur Heinemann, Paul W. Cooper, Betsy Byars, D.J. MacHale, Judy Engles, Gordon Rayfield, Larry Spiegel, Kat Smith, Courtney Flavin, Yan Moore, Regge Bulman, Jan Hartman, Thomas Baum, Fern Field, Tony Blake, Sydney Julien, Johnny Dawkins, Christopher Whitesell, Gloria Gonzalez, Marisa Gioffre, Marilyn Webber, Jean Robinson, Joan Oppenheimer, Jim Inman, Clay Eide, Daryl Warner, Marjorie Rosen, Patricia Nardo, Gloria Banta, Francine Pascal, Albert Waller, Paul Jackson, Todd Strasser, Jean Robinson, Arthur Barron, Jeri Taylor, Paul Jackson, Joanna Lee, Duane Poole, Josef Anderson, Michel Legrand, Hildy Parks, Harry Winer, Richard Glatzer, Anson Williams, John Herzfeld, James Ivory, Michael McGreevey, Clyde Ware, Ronald Rubin, Neal Miller, Mildred Lee, David Perlmutter, Linda Bergman, Gerald Gardner, John Watkin, Tony Kayden, Jameson Brewer, Marjorie L. Sigley, Mardee Kravit, Alvin Boretz, Leonard Spigelgass, Chuck Menville, Donald Margulies, Lee Kalcheim, Bob Schneider, William Shakespeare, Chris Manheim, Neal Baer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Len Jenkin, Elinor Karpf, Steven Karpf, Craig Storper, George A. Mendoza, Victoria Hochberg, Donald MacDonald, Harvey Bullock, John Watkin, George A. Mendoza, Donald MacDonald, Michael Bonadies, Helen Levitt, Mildred Lee, David Hoffman, Louise Moeri, Howard Rayfield, Mildred Ames, Lorna Davis, Harriet Dickey, Marilyn Reynolds, Karen Kasaba, Nicky Noxon, Eve Bunting, Dolores Morris, Linda Movish, John Alan Palmer, James Pirone, Paula Sweeney, David Leslie, Caryl Rivers, Penny DuPont, Casey Kurtti, Bich-Nga Nguyen, Isabella Taves, Peggy Mann, Richard Slote, Betty Baker, Paul R. Hunter Jr., Ellen Conford, David Villaire, Leslie Daryl Zerg, Brenda Wilson, Ilene Cooper, Kay Cousins Johnson, Guy Fraumeni, Sandra Scoppettone, Jeannette Eyerly, Anne Snyder, Susan Fichter Kennedy, Elaine Evans Rushnell, Robert C. Lee, Marcia L. Simon, Alfred Slote, Irma Reichert, Stella Pevsner, Fred Bodsworth, Gloria D. Miklowitz, Adoley Odunton, Barbara Morgenroth, Nancy Garden, Jeff Millar, Emily Cheney Neville, Constance Greene, Hila Colman, Harold Peters, Sandra Peden Miller, Virginia L. Carter, Tracey Thompson, Beth Thompson, Martin Tahse, Fred Pressburger, Linda Elstad, Barbara Cohen, Howard Rayfiel, E. Jack Kaplan, Lisa Melamed, Dick Robbins, Franklin Thompson, Peg Haller, Jerry Blatt, Betty G. Birney, Madeline Di Maggio, Ray Cunneff, Edmond Rostand, Mary Pleshette Willis, Mary Rodgers, Carolyn Miller, Jeanne Romano, Camille Thomasson, Helen Levitt, Eamon Harrington, George Malko, Susan Rohrer, David J. Eagle, Alfred Lewis Levitt

Creators

Guy Fraumeni

Cast

Producers

Daniel Wilson Executive Producer
Frank Doelger Executive Producer
Eve Silverman Executive Producer
Debra Di Maio Executive Producer
Diana Kerew Executive Producer
Jane Startz Executive Producer
Joseph Barbera Executive Producer
Linda Gottlieb Executive Producer
William Hanna Executive Producer
Martin Tahse Executive Producer
Regge Bulman Executive Producer
Virginia L. Carter Executive Producer
Noel Resnick Executive Producer
Nicky Noxon Executive Producer
Norman Brooks Executive Producer
Friz Freleng Executive Producer
David H. DePatie Executive Producer
Judith Stoia Executive Producer
Henry Winkler Executive Producer
Dick Clark Executive Producer
Anson Williams Executive Producer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Alex Karras Executive Producer
Thomas Schlamme Executive Producer
Gerald I. Isenberg Executive Producer
Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
Alexander H. Cohen Executive Producer
Eamon Harrington Executive Producer
David Gerber Executive Producer
Alan Landsburg Executive Producer
Fred Berner Executive Producer
Michael Jaffe Executive Producer
Ron Stone Executive Producer
Ann Daniel Executive Producer
Aaron Beckwith Executive Producer
John Watkin Executive Producer
Dolores Morris Executive Producer
Marylin Olin Executive Producer
Tracey Thompson Executive Producer
Irv Wilson Executive Producer
Laurence D. Savadove Executive Producer
Susan Block-Reiner Executive Producer
Wendy Riche Executive Producer
Harry Gottlieb Executive Producer
David Saltz Executive Producer
George McQuilkin Executive Producer
Ken Greengrass Executive Producer
Phil Lawrence Executive Producer
Joanne Curley-Kerner Executive Producer
Fran Sears Executive Producer
Thea Flaum Executive Producer
Philip D. Fehrle Executive Producer
John D. Backe Executive Producer
Carol Caruso Executive Producer
David J. Eagle Executive Producer
Martin Tahse Producer
Fred W. Bennett Producer
Daniel Wilson Producer
Frank Doelger Producer
Fran Sears Producer
Diana Kerew Producer
Meredith Zamsky Producer
Eve Silverman Producer
Carol Polakoff Producer
Linda Gottlieb Producer
Joseph Barbera Producer
Friz Freleng Producer
Howard Meltzer Producer
Doro Bachrach Producer
David H. DePatie Producer
Fern Field Producer
Eamon Harrington Producer
Joanne Curley-Kerner Producer
Robert Chenault Producer
Debra Di Maio Producer
Gilbert Moses Producer
Jane Startz Producer
John Watkin Producer
Noel Resnick Producer
William Hanna Producer
Patrick McCormick Producer
Elaine Sperber Producer
Diane Asselin Producer
Fred Berner Producer
Patrick McCormick Producer
Karen S. Shapiro Producer
Regge Bulman Producer
Evelyn Barron Producer
Virginia L. Carter Producer
Linda Marmelstein Producer
Leslie Waldman Producer
Carol Cuddy Producer
Norman Brooks Producer
Milton Justice Producer
Tracey Thompson Producer
Lisa Schmid Producer
Ray Nunn Producer
Marylin Olin Producer
Joseph Feury Producer
Franklin Getchel Producer
Albert Waller Producer
Alison Bassett Producer
Simon Barron Producer
Ken Greengrass Producer
Nicky Noxon Producer
Hope Kaplan Biller Producer
Melanie Mihal Producer
Richard John David Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
John Watkin Producer
Paul Asselin Producer
Chris Brigham Producer
Joanna Lee Producer
Iwao Takamoto Producer
Judith Stoia Producer
Paul Asselin Producer
Henry Winkler Producer
Paul Deason Producer
Bruce Hendricks Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Dick Clark Producer
Hildy Parks Producer
Harold Schneider Producer
David R. Kappes Producer
Jack Briggs Producer
Bruce M. Kerner Producer
Ron Stone Producer
Martin L. Carlton Producer
James Yukich Producer
Anson Williams Producer
Ron Howard Producer
Alex Karras Producer
Diane Baker Producer
Oprah Winfrey Producer
Thomas Schlamme Producer
Kate Forte Producer
Gerald I. Isenberg Producer
Don Kurt Producer
Ronald Rubin Producer
Charles W. Fries Producer
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer Producer
Alexander H. Cohen Producer
Iain Paterson Producer
Johnny Legend Producer
Robert Guenette Producer
Nancy Israel Producer
William A. Schwartz Producer
Lynn Ahrens Producer
Paul Flattery Producer
Eda Godel Hallinan Producer
Ervin Zavada Producer
Kay Hoffman Producer
Marcus Viscidi Producer
Mark Hufnail Producer
Joseph Stern Producer
Joel Rogosin Producer
Alan Sacks Producer
Alan Landsburg Producer
Arthur Barron Producer
Larry Spiegel Producer
Alex Lovy Producer
Bill Badalato Producer
Jill Footlick Producer
Michael Jaffe Producer
Peggy Doyle Producer
Alan Cohen Producer
Terry Kirby Producer
Alison Dickey Producer
Jeffrey Hersh Producer
Jack Briggs Producer
Barbara Duggan Producer
Martin Carlson Producer
Nancy Kanter Producer
Karyn Cantor Producer
Denise Kasell Producer
Joe Bickley Producer
Kim Rasmussen Producer
Dolores Morris Producer
Dorothy Gilbert Goldstone Producer
Tom Field Producer
Don Hultman Producer
Scott U. Adam Producer
Mandy Wheeler Producer
Steve Schaefer Producer
Jeffrey White Producer
Lynn Adler Producer
Nancy Weaver Nixon Producer
Amy Ostrower Producer
Bill Shephard Producer
Lee Toft Producer
Harve Sherman Producer
Bonnie Dry Producer
Lori Schulweis Producer
Loretta Caravette Producer
Barnaby Kerr Producer
Ty Braswell Producer
Tim Bernett Producer
Ron Mohrhoff Producer
Alan Breton Producer
Mary Lou Steinkraus Producer
Irv Wilson Producer
Laurence D. Savadove Producer
Tom Biener Producer
Susan Block-Reiner Producer
Wendy Riche Producer
Joseph Maurer Producer
Terry Benes Producer
Brenda Wilson Producer
Jon Kubichan Producer
Peggy Doyle Producer
Susan Steinberg Producer
Harry Gottlieb Producer
Terry Morse Jr. Producer
David Saltz Producer
Tom G. Robertson Producer
Shelley Curtis Producer
Shirley J. Eaton Producer
George McQuilkin Producer
Nicholas Frangakis Producer
Phil Lawrence Producer
Henry Jaffe Producer
Michael Mailer Producer
Ann Daniel Producer
Alison Dickey Producer
William Schwartz Producer
Thea Flaum Producer
Aviva Slesin Producer
Lewis Marshall Producer
Dianne Atkinson Hudson Producer
David Boul Producer
Mary Kay Clinton Producer
Rudy Guido Producer
Alice McGee Producer
Ellen Rakieten Producer
Terry Kirby Producer
Jeffrey Hersh Producer
Betsy Schechter Producer
J. Boyce Harman Jr. Producer
Alan Handley Producer
Philip D. Fehrle Producer
Sharron Miller Producer
Steven C. Beer Producer
Betty G. Birney Producer
Richard Marx Producer
Robbie Tollin Producer
John D. Backe Producer
Diana Young Producer
Carol Caruso Producer
Harry Bernsen Producer
Susan Aronson Producer
Susan Rohrer Producer
Craig S. Cummings Producer
Norman Marcus Producer
David J. Eagle Producer
Preston Fischer Producer
Alan Cohen Producer

Editors

Vince Humphrey, Pamela Scott Arnold, Edna Ruth Paul, Katherine Wenning, Jerry A. Eisenberg, Dennis M. O'Connor, David Greenwald, Arthur Schneider, Margot Francis, Bill Moore, Johanna Demetrakas, Milton Moses Ginsberg, Stanley Warnow, Eamon Harrington, Paul Bonnette, Gary Anderson, Craig Tyree, Art Luciani, Lee Rhoads, Meri Weingarten, Zina Voynow, Michael McCauley, Sally Allen, Vincent Sklena, Steven Wechsler, Howard Lanning, Skip Bowman, Jim Syring, James Flanagan, Jeffrey Meyerowitz, Hannah Donati, Randy Gladden, David Leveen, Michael Mabbott, Joe Puglise, Ed Fricke, Harold McKenzie, Warner E. Leighton, Mario Di Mambro, Patrick Gregston, Barbara Pokras, Pat Foley, Paul Fried, Joe Sandusky, Peter Parasheles, Ivan Ladizinsky, Lora Hays, Gloria Whittemore, Grace Garland, Edward Brennan, Chip Yaras, Michael R. Miller, Nina Gilberti, David Beatty, Michael Berenbaum, Richard C. Allen, Roger Donley, Allan R. Potter, Rick Steward, Robert T. Gillis, Joseph Gutowski, Joe Siracusa, Margaret Goodspeed, Alan Eisenberg, Sue Blainey, Darren Kloomok, Michael J. Lynch, Sharron Miller

1992 Emmy Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
1973 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Informational/Factual Won
1973 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Informational/Factual Nominated
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