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

Writers

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

Creators

Guy Fraumeni

Cast

Producers

Daniel Wilson Executive Producer
Frank Doelger Executive Producer
Eve Silverman Executive Producer
Debra Di Maio Executive Producer
Jane Startz Executive Producer
Diana Kerew Executive Producer
Joseph Barbera Executive Producer
Linda Gottlieb Executive Producer
William Hanna Executive Producer
Virginia L. Carter Executive Producer
Regge Bulman Executive Producer
Martin Tahse Executive Producer
Judith Stoia Executive Producer
Nicky Noxon Executive Producer
Norman Brooks Executive Producer
David H. DePatie Executive Producer
Friz Freleng Executive Producer
Noel Resnick Executive Producer
Henry Winkler Executive Producer
Thomas Schlamme Executive Producer
Dick Clark Executive Producer
Anson Williams Executive Producer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Alex Karras Executive Producer
Alan Landsburg Executive Producer
Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
Alexander H. Cohen Executive Producer
Gerald I. Isenberg Executive Producer
Michael Jaffe Executive Producer
David Gerber Executive Producer
Fred Berner Executive Producer
Aaron Beckwith Executive Producer
Ron Stone Executive Producer
Ann Daniel Executive Producer
John Watkin Executive Producer
Dolores Morris Executive Producer
Phil Lawrence Executive Producer
Marylin Olin Executive Producer
George McQuilkin Executive Producer
Ken Greengrass Executive Producer
Harry Gottlieb Executive Producer
David Saltz Executive Producer
Susan Block-Reiner Executive Producer
Irv Wilson Executive Producer
Laurence D. Savadove Executive Producer
Thea Flaum Executive Producer
Wendy Riche Executive Producer
Fran Sears Executive Producer
Joanne Curley-Kerner Executive Producer
Tracey Thompson Executive Producer
Philip D. Fehrle Executive Producer
Eamon Harrington Executive Producer
David J. Eagle Executive Producer
Carol Caruso Executive Producer
John D. Backe 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
Joseph Barbera Producer
Linda Gottlieb Producer
Friz Freleng Producer
Doro Bachrach Producer
Howard Meltzer Producer
David H. DePatie Producer
Fern Field Producer
John Watkin Producer
Eamon Harrington Producer
Joanne Curley-Kerner Producer
Robert Chenault Producer
Debra Di Maio Producer
Jane Startz Producer
Gilbert Moses 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
Virginia L. Carter Producer
Leslie Waldman Producer
Evelyn Barron Producer
Regge Bulman Producer
Linda Marmelstein Producer
Carol Cuddy Producer
Judith Stoia Producer
Milton Justice Producer
Norman Brooks Producer
Lisa Schmid Producer
Ray Nunn Producer
Tracey Thompson Producer
Franklin Getchel Producer
Albert Waller Producer
Ken Greengrass Producer
Joseph Feury Producer
Marylin Olin Producer
Nicky Noxon Producer
Alison Bassett Producer
Simon Barron Producer
Hope Kaplan Biller Producer
John Watkin Producer
Paul Asselin Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Richard John David Producer
Melanie Mihal Producer
Joanna Lee Producer
Chris Brigham Producer
Paul Asselin Producer
Iwao Takamoto Producer
Henry Winkler Producer
Paul Deason Producer
Bruce Hendricks Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Hildy Parks Producer
Harold Schneider Producer
David R. Kappes Producer
Jack Briggs Producer
Bruce M. Kerner Producer
Thomas Schlamme Producer
Dick Clark Producer
Ron Stone Producer
Anson Williams Producer
Ron Howard Producer
Alex Karras Producer
Diane Baker Producer
Oprah Winfrey Producer
Joel Rogosin Producer
Alan Sacks Producer
Alan Landsburg Producer
Joseph Stern Producer
Kate Forte Producer
Don Kurt Producer
Johnny Legend Producer
Robert Guenette Producer
Nancy Israel Producer
Ronald Rubin Producer
Charles W. Fries Producer
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer Producer
Alexander H. Cohen Producer
Iain Paterson Producer
Paul Flattery Producer
Gerald I. Isenberg Producer
Ervin Zavada Producer
Kay Hoffman Producer
Eda Godel Hallinan Producer
Bill Badalato Producer
Jill Footlick Producer
Martin L. Carlton Producer
James Yukich Producer
Michael Jaffe Producer
Mark Hufnail Producer
Marcus Viscidi Producer
Alex Lovy Producer
Larry Spiegel Producer
Arthur Barron Producer
Alan Cohen Producer
Terry Kirby Producer
Alison Dickey Producer
Jeffrey Hersh Producer
Lee Toft Producer
Jack Briggs Producer
Peggy Doyle Producer
Barbara Duggan Producer
Martin Carlson Producer
Nancy Kanter Producer
Karyn Cantor Producer
Denise Kasell 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
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
Phil Lawrence Producer
Shelley Curtis Producer
Shirley J. Eaton Producer
George McQuilkin Producer
Bill Shephard Producer
Nicholas Frangakis Producer
Susan Steinberg Producer
Harry Gottlieb Producer
Terry Morse Jr. Producer
David Saltz Producer
Tom G. Robertson Producer
Joseph Maurer Producer
Terry Benes Producer
Susan Block-Reiner Producer
Brenda Wilson Producer
Irv Wilson Producer
Laurence D. Savadove Producer
Tom Biener 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
Lewis Marshall Producer
Betsy Schechter Producer
Thea Flaum Producer
Aviva Slesin Producer
Jon Kubichan Producer
Peggy Doyle Producer
Wendy Riche Producer
Ann Daniel Producer
Michael Mailer Producer
Henry Jaffe 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
Alison Dickey Producer
William Schwartz Producer
William A. Schwartz Producer
Lynn Ahrens Producer
Susan Aronson Producer
Susan Rohrer Producer
Craig S. Cummings Producer
Norman Marcus Producer
David J. Eagle Producer
Preston Fischer Producer
Alan Cohen Producer
Carol Caruso Producer
Harry Bernsen Producer
Robbie Tollin Producer
John D. Backe Producer
Diana Young Producer

Editors

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

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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