William Bennett was drug czar of the United States, having been appointed by the president, when he decided to write an inspirational book for children. It would serve as a guide for life and instill good morality in them, in a world where many parents feared for their children's safety.
I don't know if it succeeded in anyone else's life, because it certainly didn't do much for William himself.
Bennett turned out to have a serious habit smoking cigars. Furthermore, he had a nasty gambling addiction, so much so that the staff at the casinos knew him well-- and knew he'd keep throwing away more and more money, to the tune of seven or eight figures. One casino owner referred to Bennett thusly: "We have a term for people like that in the industry: *losers*."
The only way this simplistic and sappy, cliched show could be a virtue to you would be if you did not watch it.