Do you remember afterschool specials?

United States
September 30, 2008 8:15am CST
I remember watching these when I was a kid and teenager. They were always about life struggles and teen pregnancies, dealing with abuse, surviving struggles things like that. I really liked them though.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Sep 08
OMG yea on ABC! I use to watch them ALL the time! There were a lot of good ones..I wonder why they dont do them anymore..havent in yrs come to think of it..
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• United States
30 Sep 08
I think they need to bring them back.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Sep 08
OH so do I....My son would possibly be into some of them but my daughter would be WAY into them...I wonder why they canceled them??
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@minx267 (12739)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 Sep 08
Yea I remember - tehm ABC - after school specials were awesome. and they ususally pictured some kids and stuff that were up and coming stars- Leaf or now he is know as Joaquin Phoenix was in one that I remember and Grant Show was in another- he was a knight on horse.. (I think- seriously that'slike so far back. lol) wow- nostalgia!
@minx267 (12739)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 Sep 08
wow, I jsut looked it up .. lol you got me going- I remembered the one with Leaf (sorry I will always think of him as that) as him being dyslexic and sure enough I found it.. it was an after school special called Backwards: the riddle of dyslexia. in 1984! thanks now you made me feel old too.! lol
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I do, and I remember it was shows my mom did not make us turn off and go do something constructive.
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@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
30 Sep 08
Oh yeah, I remember those, those were great. I loved those. Those would be great to have back in today's society for kids.
• Canada
30 Sep 08
no i can,t rember back the far but i think we had one on abuse.
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• Canada
1 Oct 08
I don't specifically remember those programs, but I do remember doing a lot of research on those exact topics, and finding programs about those things to further my education. I may have watched a number of after school specials and not even realized that that is what they were. LOL
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