"How can you be so stupid!" If you've ever heard yourself saying words like those to your child, today's "ABC Afterschool Special," "Things My Mother Told Me" (airing at 3 p.m. on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42), should be a family affair.
Abuse comes in many forms, as this wrenching Christian Broadcasting Network production shows. Chris Whitesell's teleplay, produced and directed by Susan Rohrer, is about good people in pain.
Beth Howland plays a bitter, divorced career woman who has chosen eldest daughter Julia (Katherine Kahmhi) as scapegoat for all her stresses and strains.
Julia, a quiet, self-effacing teen, goes to school, tends her favored younger sister Katie (Ita DeMarco), fixes dinner and does all the household chores, but she can't please her fault-finding mother.