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What Have AMC and OLTL Meant To You?

What Have All My Children and One Life to Live Meant To You?

It’s no secret that our soap world was rocked today with the terrible news of All My Children and One Life to Live‘s cancellation. We all hoped the rumors wouldn’t be true, that somehow those in charge would see how dedicated and loyal the fans are to their soaps, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

 

I grew up watching the ABC soaps with my Grandmother Joyce (whom I call Nana), waking up from my naps to the theme song from Loving, and then staying tuned to All My Children the latest drama in the life of Erica Kane. The complicated love story of Erica and Dimitri drew me in, even as a child. It was all about Erica and Dimitri in my household.

On One Life to Live, the death of Megan Gordon was one of the first storylines I remember. My Nana bawled her eyes out when Megan died. As a mother, she couldn’t fathom the pain of losing a child and it affected her deeply. Those are the kinds of stories that tugged at our hearts and shook us to our core. We let these characters into our homes five days a week, 52 weeks a year. I’m only 24 years old and I’m feeling terrible about the loss of my soaps. Think of someone who’s been watching for 20 or 30 or 40 years, and now have to say goodbye to the characters their children and grandchildren have grown up with.

TVSource would love to know what have been your favorite memories and storylines from All My Children and One Life to Live. What have your soaps meant to you over the years? E-mail us at mailbag@soapoperasource.com with your stories and we will publish your letters. ABC Daytime President Brian Frons may think The Chew and The Revolution are the genres that viewers want to see more of, but TVSource is sure you guys want your soaps.

Proud Soap Fan,

Omar White-Nobles
Editor-in-Chief, TVSource

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