Monday, January 5, 2009

ABC Afterschool Special

The ABC Afterschool Specials was a series of made for television movies, usually dealing with controversial or socially relevant issues, that were generally broadcast in the early afternoon and meant to be viewed by school age children, particularly teenagers. The series ran from 1972-1996.


  1. These shows were SOO popular! They became the running joke in high school and college when somebody was upset about life being hard. "Whatsa matter, you think life is an after-school special or something?"

  2. My mom didn't let me and my brother watch these because of the often "controversial content".

    I remember asking anyway, though. They were talked about just as Blackbird said!

    Born 1966