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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.

Do you have a favorite ABC Afterschool Special episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    SeasonABC Afterschool Special-Season 11

    Episode Number5

    SeriesABC Afterschool Special

    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 of...  more
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    Dec 06 1972
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    Jan 03 1973
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    Apr 04 1973
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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

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    SeriesABC Afterschool Special

    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 by...
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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 2

    Episode Number3

    SeriesABC Afterschool Special

    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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    Mar 06 1974
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    Mar 27 1974
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    Feb 05 1975
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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

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    Oct 22 1975
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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

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    SeriesABC Afterschool Special

    Fawn Story is a 1975 episode of the ABC Afterschool Special, directed by Larry Elikann....  more
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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

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    SeasonThe ABC Afterschool Special - Season 4

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    SeriesABC Afterschool Special

    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 and confidence that he...