Question: If anyone can answer my question, you can. Back in high school my teacher was always talking about this show that aired in the late '80s about a group of high-school students who put together a news program at their school. Please tell me what show this is, and if there are any episodes out on DVD. Thank you.


Answer: Your teacher was talking about TV 101, a short-lived CBS drama in which Sam Robards, a former TV-news photographer, returned to his old high school to teach a class how to put together a weekly news show about the goings-on in their school. His old journalism teacher (Emilie Walker) was able to talk him into taking the job when he was looking for a new career, but the crusty school principal (Leon Russom), with whom Robards had butted heads in his student days, was always on his case. Among the students in Robards' class were Stacey Dash, Alex Desert, Teri Polo and future Friend Matt LeBlanc.

Interesting that the show made such an impression on your teacher since it only ran from November 1988 to the following March. As far as I know, it's not available on DVD.