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 Becc (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 2 Corky for President

First Aired: September 24, 1989

Corky's running for class president---it's a joke to the "in" crowd that nominated him, but not to Corky or to his campaign manager (Ryan Bollman). Tyler: Tommy Puett. Mona: Michele Matheson. Brian: Eric Welch. Steve: Scott Weinger. Corky: Chris Burke.

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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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