ABC Afterschool Specials
ABC Television Network
To produce a well-balanced, effective, yet entertaining, television series for young people and children is an undertaking which requires the utmost in human skills. It is not all that difficult to be entertaining. Neither is it exceptionally difficult to merely impart needed information. To meld both into a workable combination, however, requires something extra. ABC has ably demonstrated their ability to add that “something extra” with the beautifully done series of Afterschool Specials. Ranging through a wide variety of topics, the Afterschool Specials have brought our younger citizens not only excellent entertainment, but the ability to learn basic truths by example. For this distinctive contribution to the nation’s broadcasting treasure store, a Peabody Award.