Most are familiar with the ABC AfterSchool Specials which aired during the 70s through the 80s covering serious social topics for kids such as divorce, substance abuse, illiteracy and other controversial subjects. In 1983, David Letterman did his own AfterSchool Special that covered a topic that was probably just as difficult for kids: the cancellation of the NBC TV series VOYAGERS!. Perhaps before watching how David Letterman consoles a grieving, young TV viewer it would be good to see the canceled show which caused this much emotional turmoil.
Now for David Letterman’s wise words of advice and sympathy in dealing with the tragic TV loss of VOYAGERS!.
David’s viewing suggestions to take the place of VOYAGERS! in the heart of little Jimmy are some retro gems worth taking a quick look at.
Was Jimmy right in saying that the Fall TV season of 1983 was going to be the best ever?
With a shape-changing crime fighter and a talking orangutan in Washington?
Perhaps he’s right.
Yes, perhaps he’s right.