The ABC Afterschool Special - Season 16

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Episode Guide

  • Daddy Can't Read
    Daddy Can't Read
    Episode 6
    3/16/88
    6.4
    More than 23 million adults in the United States can't read. A young girl learns that her father is among the illiterate. This ABC Afterschool Special, while spotlighting the struggles and humiliation the illiterate face, focuses more on the daughter's efforts to help her father learn to read, and the power one has when overcoming this crippling problem.moreless
  • Terrible Things My Mother Told Me
    1/20/88
    4.8
    A 16-year-old girl named Julia, who longs for her mother's affections, receives nothing but verbal abuse in return.
  • Seasonal Differences
    12/2/87
    8.3
    A powerful parable telling how the display of—and protest against—a Nativity scene on a high-school lawn erupts into anti-Semitic fury.
  • The Day My Kid Went Punk
    10/21/87
    6.1
    Drama about high school student Terry Warner, who makes a startling transition from inconspicuous to exceptionally noticeable.
  • The Kid Who Wouldn't Quit: The Brad Silverman Story
  • Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story
    9/9/87
    4.2