March 19, 1990 12:00 PM

CBS (Fri., March 16, 8 P.M.ET)


Janice, a blond girl with a red bow in her hair, is diagnosed with leukemia. Linus and Charlie Brown provide friendship and support through her treatment. The animated special avoids being scary or maudlin because of a matter-of-fact script and Charles Schulz’s usual wee-people perspective and serene drawing style. Anyway, Snoopy steals the show in his digressive comic vignettes.

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