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You know you're a child of the '80s if you're more familiar with Alan Thicke's songs than his son Robin's. Among the many TV shows he composed for, the elder Thicke wrote the theme track to The Facts of Life, NBC's 1979-88 sitcom about four private-school girls in upstate New York. The show addressed the social issues of the day — sex, drugs, alcohol, Jermaine Jackson — but in a wholesome way, before Girls, Sex and the City and even The Golden Girls made female bonding raunchy. For a G-rated walk down memory lane, the Paley Center hosts “The Facts of Life 35th-Anniversary Reunion.” As part of PaleyFest's Fall TV Previews, and moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Danielle Nussbaum, the museum brings together cast and crew including Lisa Whelchel (rich girl Blair), Nancy McKeon (streetwise Jo), Mindy Cohn (bubbly, aspiring writer Natalie) and Charlotte Rae (housemother Mrs. Garrett). No word yet on whether Kim Fields (nosey, pigtailed Tootie) will be rolling in on her skates. Maybe now you can find out what ever became of guest stars like George Clooney. Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; Mon., Sept. 15, 6 p.m.; $30. (310) 786-1000, paleycenter.org.

Mon., Sept. 15, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/15/14)

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