The ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1997, usually in the late afternoon on week days. 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. In 2004 and 2005, BCI Eclipse and Sunset Home Visual Entertainment issued six DVD collections of episodes from the series that...
|On the air:||1972-1997|
|Number of seasons:||25|
|Network:||American Broadcasting Company|
|Writers:||Courtney Flavin, Tracey Thompson, Beth Thompson|
|Producer:||Debra Di Maio, Ray Nunn, John Watkin|