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

US Release

10/04/1972

Cast

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

Writers

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

Creators

Guy Fraumeni

Cast

Producers

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

Editors

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

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