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Complete series cast summary:
Sam Robards ...  Kevin Keegan 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Brynn Thayer ...  Emilie Walker 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Leon Russom ...  Principal Edward Steadman 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Andrew Cassese Andrew Cassese ...  Sherman Fischer 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Stacey Dash ...  Monique 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Alex Désert ...  Holden Hines 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Stewart Goddard Stewart Goddard ...  Marty Voight 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Matt LeBlanc ...  Chuck Bender 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Teri Polo ...  Amanda Hampton 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Monique Salcido Monique Salcido ...  Angela Hernandez 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ...  Penny Lipton 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Andrew White Andrew White ...  Vance Checker 13 episodes, 1988-1989
Matt Dearborn ...  Skip the Janitor 6 episodes, 1988-1989
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Kevin Keegan is a recently divorced TV news photographer who quits his job and returns to Roosevelt High School to teach the kids how to make a weekly cable TV show. Principal Steadman remembers Kevin as a disruptive former student and this leads to conflict. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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29 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Imaginative late 80's teen drama.
7 August 2000 | by gavmasterSee all my reviews

TV 101 stood out from many of its contemporaries as an intelligent, culturally aware, and hip document of teenage life in the 80's. Sam Robards played Kevin Keegan, a journalist who returns to his Californian alma mater to teach an unusual journalism class: a class based around a weekly student-produced TV show. The students are what made the show: instead of the usual "cookie-cutter" thirty-year-olds playing Middle American high-school types of say "Saved By The Bell" or "90210", this show's characters were smart, stylish, ethnically diverse, and intellectually, technologically, and morally aware; not afraid to "face the issues" in their reporting, sort of a teenaged "Lou Grant", with cutting edge home video equipment. Especially interesting to me was "Holden Heinz" (Alex Désert, lately of the show "Becker"), the scooter-riding 'mod' African American student: he was an archetype of myself and my friends at the time: we liked him even though he wasn't quite as cutting-edge as we were. Also notable was Matt LeBlanc of "Friends" as "Bender". The only other kid from the series I've seen lately was Stacey Dash doing the old Thirty-Year-Old-Playing-A-Teenager thing in "Clueless".To top it all of the show's theme was written by composer Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for 80's #1 hitmakers "The Police. Alas, the show lasted only one season: I guess the masses couldn't relate to a cast that ethnically varied and cool. Hell, they still can't.


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