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 2, Episode 21 Lighter than Air

First Aired: April 28, 1991

Libby (Patti LuPone) cooks up a great ad for a line of diet frozen foods; Corky and Zoe play Sherlock Holmes and snoop into Tyler's furtive behavior. Shanna: Ana-Alicia. Ron: Tom O'Rourke. Miller: Alfred Dennis. Corky: Chris Burke. Zoe: Leigh Ann Orsi.

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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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