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The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special

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ABC Afterschool Special featured stories about tough topics and family issues in an entertaining format. The best episodes of ABC Afterschool Special follow kids dealing with everything from bullying to divorcing parents. Some good episodes of ABC Afterschool Special even feature actors and actresses like Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Foster before they were famous.

What are the best episodes of ABC Afterschool Special? The very first episode from 1972, “Last of the Curlews,” found a father and son discussing the ethics of hunting an Eskimo curlew. “Rookie of the Year,” starring Jodie Foster, followed a girl joining her brother's all male baseball team.

“The Bridge of Adam Rush” is another good episode from ABC Afterschool Special as is “Me & Dad's New Wife,” which features a 12-year-old girl dealing with her new stepmother.

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The Woman Who Willed a M... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
The Woman Who Willed a Miracle

Original Airing: Feb 09 1983

The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, is an ABC Afterschool Special starring Cloris Leachman, M. Emmet Walsh, Leif Green and Rosemary Murphy. It's executive producer was Dick Clark under the auspices ...more
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Last of the Curlews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Last of the Curlews Episode: 1, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 04 1972

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Follow the North Star is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Follow the North Star Episode: 2, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 01 1972

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Santiago's Ark Episode: 3, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 06 1972

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William is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
William Episode: 4, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 03 1973

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The Incredible, Indelible Magical, Physical Mystery Trip Episode: 5, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 07 1973

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Alexander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Alexander Episode: 6, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 04 1973

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Rookie of the Year Episode: 1, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 03 1973

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My Dad Lives in a Downto... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel Episode: 2, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 28 1973

Divorce, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The youngster - whose father has been ordered out of the house and is forced to take up permanent residence in a downtown hotel - is traumatized ...more
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Pssst! Hammerman's After You Episode: 3, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 16 1974

A small-for-his-age sixth-grade student and his wild attempts to flee a bully after word gets around he thinks of him as a Neanderthal.
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Cyrano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Cyrano Episode: 4, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Mar 06 1974

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The Runaways Episode: 5, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Mar 27 1974

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The Magical Mystery Trip Through Little Red's Head Episode: 6, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: May 15 1974

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The Crazy Comedy Concert Episode: 7, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

Original Airing: Jun 05 1974

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Sara's Summer of the Swans Episode: 1, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 02 1974

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The Bridge of Adam Rush ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
The Bridge of Adam Rush Episode: 2, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 23 1974

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Winning and Losing: Diar... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Winning and Losing: Diary of a Campaign Episode: 3, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 06 1974

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The Toothpaste Millionai... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
The Toothpaste Millionaire Episode: 4, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 27 1974

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The Skating Rink Episode: 5, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 05 1975

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Santiago's America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
Santiago's America Episode: 6, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 19 1975

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The Secret Life of T.K. Dearing Episode: 7, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 3

Original Airing: Apr 27 1975

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It Must Be Love ('Cause I Feel So Dumb) Episode: 1, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 08 1975

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The Fawn Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
The Fawn Story Episode: 2, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 22 1975

Fawn Story is a 1975 episode of the ABC Afterschool Special, directed by Larry Elikann.
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The Shaman's Last Raid ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of ABC Afterschool Special
The Shaman's Last Raid Episode: 3, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 19 1975

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The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon Episode: 4, Season: The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 04 1976

This cute story centers around an insecure 6th grader, Duffy Moon (played by Ike Eisenmann), whose discovery of ""Cosmic Awareness"" leads him on a journey to self-discovery ...more