Afterschool Special Episodes

1972, TV Show

Episode Detail: In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story - Afterschool Special

“In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story,” in which classmates Katie (Jennifer Dundas) and Lisa (Lisa Vidal) team up to work on a video report for a high-school project. When Lisa suggests they do a documentary on teens with AIDS, Katie is reluctant...until she learns that Lisa's brother has tested HIV-positive. Andrew: Harvey Fierstein. Wayne: James R. O'Connor. Sammy: Suzzanne Douglas. Louise: Nicolle White. Javier: Alex Ruiz. Eric: Paul Kaup. June: Jung Park. Victor: Brian Kleppe.

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Premiered: 1972, on ABC
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Premise: An acclaimed series of daytime specials for young people that explores a range of topical issues, including sex, substance abuse, race relations and divorce. Its numerous Emmys include 1973's `Rookie of the Year' (which featured Jodie Foster), 1977's `My Mom's Having a Baby' and 1987's `Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story.'


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