Life Goes On

  • 1989
  • TV Show
  • None

The trials and joys of the suburban Thachers, whose teen son Corky has Down syndrome. This alone made the well-received family drama unusual; what made it more so was that Chris Burke, who played the role, has the condition in real life. Corky wanted to be 'mainstreamed' in high school, which sometimes made life uncomfortable for his younger sister Becca,...read more

Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: September 12, 1989

The tribulations---and joys---of the Thachers, a family whose middle child has Down syndrome. In the opener, 18-year-old Corky (played by Chris Burke, who also has Down) is being mainstreamed into the freshman class of his kid sister, Becca (Kellie Martin). Mr. Abrizza: Steven Keats. Maxie: Tanya Fenmore. Dan Richter: Eugene Clark.

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  • Premiered: September 12, 1989
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: The trials and joys of the suburban Thachers, whose teen son Corky has Down syndrome. This alone made the well-received family drama unusual; what made it more so was that Chris Burke, who played the role, has the condition in real life. Corky wanted to be… (more)

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