The Perkins Family | 1986
A series which uses a "soap opera" format, to depict a child's perspective on contemporary life. The program is unique in that children between the ages of seven and sixteen play all the roles, including those of adults. Children also helped develop the story lines, and improvised the dialogue. The special format allows for resolution of issues and continuing drama as the plot unfolds. By way of day-to-day family interaction, the program shows children's perceptions and opinions of peer pressure, sibling rivalry, and life with two working parents.