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The strange afterlife of the After School Special

These cautionary tales for teens may be easy to make fun of, but their influence lingers on in unexpected ways

By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / January 1, 2006

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In the beginning, there was nothing campy about them. For starters, they came out in the '70s and '80s, so everyone had hair like that. But more important, After School Specials had yet to become cult artifacts, cultural touchstones, or anything more than what they were. After School Specials were TV dramas -- and Rob Lowe was just a guy ... (Full article: 1516 words)

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