In 1981, ABC aired a program in daytime that, while pre-dating the After School Special
format, was a moralist tale aimed at children. "The Wave"
was based on the classroom experiments of Ron Jones
, which at the time went largely undocumented and were primarily anecdotal. The Third Wave
as he called it, fooled the children of his class into creating a fascististic movement within the school complete with symbolism and salutes. [more inside]
posted by mediocre
on Dec 28, 2008 -
After School Specials.
Is that a Trapper Keeper in your locker or are you just happy to see me? Next month, two volumes of ABC's "After School Specials"
will be released on DVD (in DVD sets designed to look like Trapper Keepers). After the first two sets, at least four more will follow. TV Shows on DVD has the names of many the specials ("Schoolboy Father," "She Drinks a Little," "Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea?") to jog your memory. Of course, Jump the Shark
has plenty of memories of them, too. And anyone who saw Helen Hunt host "SNL" knows that in at least one (possibly two), she jumps out the window. Those were the days.
posted by GaelFC
on Sep 22, 2004 -