- Number of Discs: 6
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 17 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 9, 2006
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This groundbreaking television series introduced America to the Thatcher family: married couple Drew and Libby, and their exceptional children--the brilliant but socially awkward Becca, and Corky, a boy with Down syndrome (played by Chris Burke, an actual teenager with Down syndrome). The realistic and unusual show dealt with a variety of real-life issues, from mental handicaps to HIV. Most of the first season (presented here in its entirety) revolved around Corky's attempts to attend normal high school rather than special education classes. In addition to the television episodes, this release provides commentary by Corky, and also shows him touring with his three-piece folk music group.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Life Goes On: The Complete First Season
This heartwarming family drama broke ground by addressing difficult social issues including Downs Syndrome and AIDS is on DVD for the first time. The show centers around the Thatchers: Drew, Libby, Becca, Paige and Corky.