Beyond Our Control
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|Beyond Our Control|
|Created by||Dave Williams|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||South Bend, Indiana|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||1967 – 1986|
Beyond Our Control was the title of an American youth-produced television series that aired on local NBC affiliate WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana for 20 seasons from 1967 to 1986. Usually televised from late-January to mid-May of each year, the program was produced by WJA-TV, a company that was part of the local Junior Achievement program, designed to give high school students business and work experience, of which WNDU-TV was a local sponsor.
Each 30 minute show was composed of short sketches. Taking place around a fictional, low-budget television station, interstitial channel switching clips were interspersed between segments, often eclectic arrangements onto themselves. Segments from earlier shows often included music performances; segments from later years included more humor based skits.
Cast members who went on to bigger and better things include Larry Karaszewski, Daniel Waters, David Simkins (writer, Adventures in Babysitting), Dean Crane, Diane Werts ("For Better or Werts") and Dean Norris. Corrie Wynns (retired journalist, "WMAQ-AM (silent), correspondent, AP Radio Network, Sheridan Broadcasting Network (now American Urban Radio Network), Gale's Who's Who Among Black Americans; inducted 1990"). An advisor from 1975 to 1977, Donald P. Borchers went on to produce Children of the Corn.
- TV Guide: One Vice President Resigned Because He Was Failing Algebra, June 9–15, 1973.
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