The Earth Day Special

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Release date: April 22, 1990
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Produced by: ABC Television
Running time: 90 minutes

Celebrities of television and film gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. The show provides ways in which everyone can participate in saving the planet. There are ways we can do this everyday with the choices we make. The casts of beloved tv shows entertain and teaches through comedy, singing, and storytelling, while movie stars slip into characters in short stories to give environmental advice. In a rather strange segment, Meryl Streep "plays" a concerned citizen who meets a bartender, played by Kevin Costner - and they talk about recycling (!)

Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Chevy Chase, Kevin Costner, Rodney Dangerfield, Geena Davis, Dana Delany, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Dustin Hoffman, Ice-T, Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Jack Lemmon, Melanie Mayron, Bette Midler, Dennis Miller, Rick Moranis, Jim Henson, Edward James Olmos, Rhea Perlman, Queen Latifah, Harold Ramis, Martin Short, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams, Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Woody Harrelson, Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Raven-SymonĂ©, Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Mayim Bialik, Jonathan Brandis, Alex Trebek, Robert Wuhl