"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occationally. Each episode was produced by a seperate company.

The early subjects on The ABC Afterschool Specials..were electic..ranging from a Musical tribute to Shakespeare:"William"to a animated discussion of the human body to a dramatic fairy tale about a retired clown..who brings joy to three sad kids"Alexander".