How long has AIO existed? -Submitted by Princess Buttercup
shall we start in the beginning? Our Episodes
section provides a little more detail on the
Portraits" was created by Focus on the Family as a test series to see
if the general public enjoyed it. This was the beginnings of the popular
show, Adventures in Odyssey. "Family Portraits" provided a
family-oriented alternative to questionable media on television.
"Family Portraits" is not available, although the thirteen
episodes may be purchased separately.
"Family Portraits was
actually popular enough to begin creating a series about some friends the
audience can visit in a little town called Odyssey. The show's title became
"Odyssey USA" and remained that way for a little while. Our 1988
page contains some more important information to the series' beginning:
the final series name, "Adventures in
Odyssey," was created. This series would later branch off into
various book series', as well as a video series. "USA" was
removed from the "Odyssey USA" title so as to maintain a name
suitable for all nationalities of the world. April 23, 1988 is the first
official broadcast of "Adventures in Odyssey.
So you see? Adventures in
Odyssey has really changed since 1987, its first year of existence. God
truly has blessed the ministry of Focus on the Family over the years!