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Nov.08.2010
besides being “brilliant, but cancelled?” ABC Eli Stone Dirty Sexy Money Homefront CBS Joan of Arcadia Brooklyn Bridge NBC American Dreams Fox Lone Star WB Jack and Bobby CB Privileged An eclectic and idiosyncratic list to be sure, and in some cases, going back more than a few years, these are...
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Oct.12.2010
Had to laugh when I read this from TWoP poster, lilyredd regarding the current state of affairs at One Life to Live: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, when will this show cease with the constant influx of unwanted and unnecessary new characters--particularly of the female variety. When we have characters...
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Sep.16.2010
And yet, the sun will come up tomorrow. When it does, Yom Kipper, the day when Jews atone for their sins of the past year, will be half over; one final, ironic example of absurdly exquisite timing – right up there with CBS’s announcement of Guiding Light’s cancellation last April Fools Day. Also...
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Sep.15.2010
Last month, I came across the piece below at the Fuller Craft Museum. Being so close to the end of the As the World Turns'  fifty-four year run, I was particularly intrigued by how perfectly the title echoed what Irna Phillips wrote in the original ATWT bible. This is from the beginning of her...
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Sep.14.2010
It all began with Julie Pinson’s audition to replace Martha Byrne as Lily Snyder. While Executive Producer, Christopher Goutman, and Head Writer, Jean Passanante, didn’t think Pinson, late of Port Charles (where she worked with Barbara Bloom) and Days, was right for Lily (the role went to...
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Sep.13.2010
One of the best examples of multi generational storytelling over the past several years on As the World Turns, was Luke Snyder’s coming out. It was Holden, the man who delivered (can’t remember the last soap opera baby who arrived in a hospital delivery room), and raised Luke (whose father is...
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Sep.12.2010
One of the most powerful stories Douglas Marland ever wrote was in 1990, when Margo Hughes disconnected her step-father (and Katie’s father), Casey Peretti, from life-support. Margo was charged with murder, and while she was eventually cleared, the incident created a serious rift between her...
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Sep.12.2010
What a difference a year makes. When 60 Minutes reran their 2009 feature on Guiding Light back in July, it was all too clear that there would be no segment noting the end of As the World Turns. No need to warn friends to adjust their DVRs in case the men’s final runs over. No offer from a Y&R...
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Sep.10.2010
The final days of As the World Turns are getting curiouser and curiouser. Case in point: bringing back James Rebhorn as Reid Oliver’s uncle. Not to begrudge a fine actor a paying gig, but, nevertheless, just one more slight to already-smarting longtime viewers, who have vivid memories of...
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Sep.06.2010
For someone who says he doesn’t pay attention to fan mail or boards, As the World Turns’ Executive Producer, Christopher Goutman, seems to have gotten wind of one of viewers’ oft-mentioned descriptions of the show of late – “it’s like watching a train wreck.” Who knew he'd take it so literally...