American Dreams

  • 2002
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surprise, since Dick Clark was one of the executive producers. Though generally well-received, critics ca (more…)

Season 1, Episode 2 The End of the Innocence

First Aired: October 6, 2002

Michelle Branch guest stars as “American Bandstand” favorite Lesley Gore (and sings her hit “You Don't Own Me”) in this episode, set during Thanksgiving week in 1963. But in the wake of JFK's assassination, no one feels thankful. Even Meg's selection as a “Bandstand” regular seems hollow to her, especially since best friend Roxanne (Vanessa Lengies) wasn't chosen. And the resentful Roxanne isn't going easy on Meg. Meanwhile, East Catholic's football team has a serious hole at running back without J.J. And Helen hooks up with the worldly Rebecca Sandstrom (Virginia Madsen) at Temple University.

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  • Premiered: September 29, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surpri… (more)

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