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Encyclopedia > One Life to Live
One Life to Live

Alternate titles OLTL
Creator(s) Agnes Nixon
Senior cast member(s) Erika Slezak
Robin Strasser
Robert S. Woods
No. of episodes 10,077 (as of December 7 , 2007)
Production
Executive producer(s) Frank Valentini
Head writer(s) Ron Carlivati
Distributor ABC
Running time 60 minutes (1978-present)
45 minutes (1976-1978)
30 minutes (1968-1976)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC, SOAPnet
Premiere date July 15, 1968
Links
One Life to Live Official Website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. Granted permission by the OLTL Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... Agnes Nixon Agnes Nixon (born Agnes Eckhardt on December 27, 1927) is a Daytime Emmy award-winning writer and producer. ... Erika Slezak, in a still from the One Life to Live opening sequence. ... Robin Strasser, in a still from One Life to Live. ... Categories: People stubs | 1948 births | Soap opera actors ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Frank Valentini is an award winning Daytime Television producer, director and composer. ... Ron Carlivati is an American soap opera writer. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Genesis

Impressed with the ratings success of NBC's Another World, ABC sought out Another World writer Agnes Nixon to create a serial for them. Nixon, "tired of the restraints imposed by the WASPy, noncontroversial nature of daytime drama, presented the network with a startingly original premise and cast of characters. Although the show was built along the classic soap formula of a rich family and a poor family, One Life to Live emphasized the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the people of Llanview, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia."[1] Nixon would go on to create All My Children in 1970 and Loving in 1983. This article is about the television network. ... Another World was an NBC soap opera that ran from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... Agnes Nixon Agnes Nixon (born Agnes Eckhardt on December 27, 1927) is a Daytime Emmy award-winning writer and producer. ... Serials in television and radio are series, often in a weekly prime time slot, that rely on a continuing plot that unfolds in a serial fashion, episode by episode. ... White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, commonly abbreviated to the acronym WASP, is a term which originated in the United States. ... Socioeconomics or Socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. ... Llanview, Pennsylvania is the fictitious setting for the long-running American soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... See also: 1969 in television, other events of 1970, 1971 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1970-71 American network television schedule. ... The U.S. soap opera Loving aired on ABC from June 27, 1983 to November 10, 1995 for 3,169 episodes. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ...


The title of OLTL was originally going to be Between Heaven and Hell, but sponsors hoped for a change to something less controversial. Though the title change was made, the first opening titles (closeup footage of flames in a fireplace) seemed to suggest a symbolic hellfire.


OLTL's first sponsors were the Colgate-Palmolive company, who also sponsored The Doctors. ABC bought the show from Agnes Nixon in December 1974 when they purchased all stock to her Creative Horizons Inc. The show was originally a half-hour serial until it was expanded to 45 minutes in 1976 and to one hour in 1978. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Doctors was a soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963 to December 31, 1982. ... The year 1974 in television involved some significant events. ... See also: 1975 in television, other events of 1976, 1977 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1976-77 American network television schedule. ... The year 1978 in television involved some significant events. ...


History

One Life to Live is set in the fictional city of Llanview, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania modeled after the Chestnut Hill section of the city. The show originally concentrated on the wealthy Lord family, the less wealthy Siegels (the first attempt to showcase a Jewish family on daytime television until the short-lived 1974 daytime serial, How to Survive a Marriage) and the middle-class Rileys and Woleks. OLTL has been called "the most peculiarly American of soap operas: the first serial to present a vast array of ethnic types, broad comic situations, a constant emphasis on social issues, and strong male characters." [2] Llanview, Pennsylvania is the fictitious setting for the long-running American soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Lords were one of the fictional core families on the American soap opera One Life to Live when it debuted in 1968. ... Though the American soap opera One Life to Live has focused predominantly on the families of Victoria Lord, Asa Buchanan and Dorian Cramer, many other families have played a prominent role at one time or another in the shows long history. ... How to Survive a Marriage was a soap opera which aired on the NBC television network from January 7, 1974 to April 18, 1975. ... Though the American soap opera One Life to Live has focused predominantly on the families of Victoria Lord, Asa Buchanan and Dorian Cramer, many other families have played a prominent role at one time or another in the shows long history. ... For related performers, see List of One Life to Live characters The Woleks were one of the fictional core families on the American soap opera One Life to Live when it debuted in 1968. ...


Since its inception, OLTL has centered on the character of Victoria "Viki" Lord (originated by Gillian Spencer), who has been portrayed by six-time Emmy winner Erika Slezak since March 1971. Long-suffering heroine Viki has weathered love and loss, widowhood, rape, divorce, stroke and breast cancer, and has been memorably plagued by dissociative identity disorder (or DID, once known as multiple personality disorder) on and off for decades. Viki has also had heart problems, leading up to having the heart of her dying husband transplanted into her, to save her life. Information Aliases Niki Smith, Jean Randolph, Tori, Tommy, Princess Gender Female Age Born August 6, 1945 (Age 61) Occupation Publisher of The Banner Spouse(s) Various (see below) Children Megan Gordon Harrison Kevin Buchanan Joey Buchanan Jessica Buchanan Natalie Buchanan Relatives Various Portrayed by Erika Slezak Created by Agnes Nixon... Gillian Spencer is an American soap opera actress and writer. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... Erika Slezak, in a still from the One Life to Live opening sequence. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as defined by the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), is a mental condition whereby a single individual evidences two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. ...

See also: List of One Life to Live characters

This is a list of some of the major characters that appear (or have appeared) on the soap opera One Life to Live. ...

Current storylines

The truth about Tommy

Lindsay Rappaport is arrested for the murder of Spencer Truman, formerly Llanview's most hated resident; her motive, she admits, was to keep the secret of Tommy McBain's identity. At the same time, Todd Manning discovers that his biological son, kidnapped by Spencer, is alive and living as Tommy, the adopted son of Marcie and Michael McBain. A DNA test confirms this and Todd demands the boy be returned to him, but a formal custody battle begins between Todd and the McBains. Though Todd is Tommy's biological father and the child's mother Margaret Cochran is dead, Michael and Marcie maintain that Todd is an unfit parent. The case turns bitter as Todd maligns the McBains in his newspaper, The Sun, and they in turn present in court his many past misdeeds. Realizing the odds are against him, Todd strikes a bargain with ex-wife Blair Cramer to remarry. Though the American soap opera One Life to Live has focused predominantly on the families of Victoria Lord, Asa Buchanan and Dorian Cramer, many other families have played a prominent role at one time or another in the shows long history. ... Paul Satterfield, in a still from the opening sequence of One Life to Live. ... Llanview, Pennsylvania is the fictitious setting for the long-running American soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Thomas John McBain a. ... Todd Manning is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. ... Marcie Walsh McBain is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Dr. Michael McBain is a fictional character on the soap opera One Life to Live. ... Genetic fingerprinting or DNA testing is a technique to distinguish between individuals of the same species using only samples of their DNA. Its invention by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester was announced in 1985. ... Information Margaret Cochran is a fictional character on the soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Information Gender Female Age born October 15, 1964 (age 42) Occupation Publisher of Craze magazine Family Various Relationships Asa Buchanan (divorced) Todd Manning (annulled twice, divorced twice) Max Holden (divorced) Children Brendan Thornhart (deceased) Starr Manning Jack Manning Relatives Various Portrayed by Kassie DePaiva Created by Michael Malone Blair Cramer...


The judge finally awards Todd full custody, but as he arrives at the McBains to retrieve the child, Marcie escapes out a window with Tommy. Todd and bitter enemy John McBain have agreed to work together in order to find Marcie and Tommy before the FBI, but a brokenhearted Michael is unable to join them for the search due to his arrest for perjuring himself on the stand during the custody case. Todd and John track Marcie to Decatur, Georgia and a drag queen club, "Faces", where Marcie and Tommy are being hidden by friends of her brother Eric, but a fight ensues and both men are arrested. John sees Marcie but tells no one. As Marcie and Tommy escape to New Orleans, Todd calls Blair to help bail them out of jail, and Blair responds by joining forces with Marty Saybrooke and arriving in Decatur in person, with the women telling their respective partners that they are joining them in the search in order to prevent the men from killing each other. John H McCall MacBain is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Trader Classified Media, one of the worlds largest classified advertising companies. ... For the south-western Georgia county, see Decatur County, Georgia. ... A drag artist Lypsinka. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Information Gender Female Age June 14, 1968 ) (age 39) Occupation Psychiatrist Relationships Miles Laurence (current), Patrick Thornhart (widowed), Dylan Moody (divorced) Children Cole Thornhart Portrayed by Christina Chambers Created by Michael Malone Margaret Marty Saybrooke Moody Thornhart Laurence is a fictional character on the soap opera One Life To Live. ...


Love and loss

Lindsay's arrest frees former suspect Marty Saybrooke; her marriage to Miles Laurence annulled, Marty and Detective John McBain are drawn together. Fellow officer Antonio Vega is unaware that his police partner Talia Sahid is interested in him romantically, and has invented a fake boyfriend to hide it. Marty's son Cole Thornhart and Todd's daughter Starr Manning are finally happy together, their parents calling a truce over their longtime feud. Cristian Vega and co-worker Sarah Roberts are doggedly denying their growing feelings for each other, and Cristian's ex-wife Natalie Buchanan is becoming embroiled in a tempestuous love/hate relationship with the scheming and ambitious young businessman Jared Banks, who idolizes Asa Buchanan and has won the affections of Asa's widow Renee Divine. Information Gender Female Age June 14, 1968 ) (age 39) Occupation Psychiatrist Relationships Miles Laurence (current), Patrick Thornhart (widowed), Dylan Moody (divorced) Children Cole Thornhart Portrayed by Christina Chambers Created by Michael Malone Margaret Marty Saybrooke Moody Thornhart Laurence is a fictional character on the soap opera One Life To Live. ... Information Miles Laurence is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama One Life to Live. ... Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... Information Gender Male Age Born March 8,1970 (Age 37) Occupation Detective at the Llanview Police Dept. ... Information Gender Male Occupation Police detective Spouse(s) Andy Harrison (1997-2000, divorced) Jessica Buchanan (November 9, 2006 - July 6, 2007; divorced) Children Jamie Vega (daughter) Portrayed by Kamar de los Reyes (1995-1998; 2000-present) Robert Montano (Temporary, May 17-30, 2007) Detective Antonio Vega is a fictional character... Information Occupation Police officer Portrayed by Beth Ann Bonner Created by Dena Higley Talia Sahid is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama One Life To Live. ... Cole Patrick Thornhart[1] is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama One Life to Live. ... Information Age 15 Occupation Student at Llanview High School Starr Manning is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Information Gender Male Occupation Painter/Boxer/Photographer/Club Manager Relatives Carlotta Vega (mother) Antonio Vega (brother) Portrayed by David Fumero Cristian Alejandro Vega is a fictional character on the American daytime drama One Life to Live. ... Cordero (Cord) Roberts and Tina Clayton Lord were a couple on the American ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Melissa Archer, as featured in the One Life to Live opening. ... Information Occupation Former inmate Relatives Unknown Portrayed by John Brotherton Created by Dena Higley & Ron Carlivati Jared Banks is a fictional character on the American daytime drama One Life to Live. ... Information Aliases Jeb Stuart Gender Male Age 80s Occupation CEO/founder of Buchanan Enterprises Family Various Relationships Various Children Clint Buchanan, Bo Buchanan, Ben Davidson, David Vickers Relatives Various Portrayed by Phil Carey Created by Gordon Russell & Sam Hall Asa Jeb Stuart Buchanan is a fictional character on the ABC... Philip Carey, as featured in the One Life to Live opening. ...


Dorian Lord hires part-time private eye Rex Balsom to find out any information on the absent parents of Starr's best friend Langston Wilde. Dorian learns Langston's parents died a year and half in a car crash in abroad, and that Langston has been living alone off of the life insurance. Through the efforts of Dorian, Blair and Starr, Langston becomes Dorian's foster daughter and is adopted into the Cramer family. Dorian Lord (née Cramer) is a fictional character on the American ABC daytime drama, One Life to Live. ... Rex Balsom is a fictional character on the American daytime drama One Life To Live, as portrayed by John-Paul Lavoisier since May 2002. ... Langston Wilde is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama One Life to Live. ... Information Gender Female Age born October 15, 1964 (age 42) Occupation Publisher of Craze magazine Family Various Relationships Asa Buchanan (divorced) Todd Manning (annulled twice, divorced twice) Max Holden (divorced) Children Brendan Thornhart (deceased) Starr Manning Jack Manning Relatives Various Portrayed by Kassie DePaiva Created by Michael Malone Blair Cramer... The Cramers are a fictional family on the American soap opera One Life to Live. ...


Paris, je t'aime

After the funeral for Buchanan patriarch Asa Buchanan, Viki Davidson was confronted by longtime rival Dorian and forced to come to terms with the emptiness of her day-to-day life. Pondering her future, Viki surprised herself by buying a ticket to "anywhere" and disappearing from Llanview. For months, Viki was missing, sending cryptic e-mails to her family and friends, claiming she was in Paris, France and in no hurry to come home. What none of them know is that Viki is actually in Paris, Texas...and a waitress. Information Aliases Jeb Stuart Gender Male Age 80s Occupation CEO/founder of Buchanan Enterprises Family Various Relationships Various Children Clint Buchanan, Bo Buchanan, Ben Davidson, David Vickers Relatives Various Portrayed by Phil Carey Created by Gordon Russell & Sam Hall Asa Jeb Stuart Buchanan is a fictional character on the ABC... Information Aliases Niki Smith, Jean Randolph, Tori, Tommy, Princess Gender Female Age Born August 6, 1945 (Age 61) Occupation Publisher of The Banner Spouse(s) Various (see below) Children Megan Gordon Harrison Kevin Buchanan Joey Buchanan Jessica Buchanan Natalie Buchanan Relatives Various Portrayed by Erika Slezak Created by Agnes Nixon... It has been suggested that Eddress be merged into this article or section. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... This article is about the city in Northeast Texas. ...


Upon leaving town, Viki's ticket to "anywhere" turned out to take her to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she rented a car and drove towards the horizon. When the car broke down, Viki found herself in Paris, and entered the "Bon Jour Diner" looking for food and shelter from the rain. Charmed and comforted by the people she met, including waitress Noelle and the gruff proprietor and cook, Moe, Viki impulsively chose to stay in Paris, and even became a waitress in the "Bon Jour"! Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City 186. ...


Viki keeps her "other life" a secret from her new friends and co-workers, and is trying to rediscover her purpose in life. When her daughters Jessica and Natalie call her, Viki claims she is still in France and not ready to return to Llanview. Viki also forges a close friendship with plucky waitress and single mother Gigi Morasco, who is raising a young son, Shane. After Viki becomes friendly with a new "regular" at the diner, "Charlie", an architect in town on business, she helps him find a room at the local motel. Smitten, Charlie asks her out on a date, and a wary Viki accepts. Viki is unaware that her two worlds are about to collide, as the Buchanans are preparing to return to Texas for the reading of Asa's will. Jessica Eugenia Buchanan Vega (originally Jessica Lynn Buchanan) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Melissa Archer, as featured in the One Life to Live opening. ... Gigi Morasco is a fictional character on ABCs daytime drama One Life to Live. ... The Buchanan Family is a family in the fictional city of Llanview on ABC Daytime soap opera One Life to Live. ...


Historical storylines

  • Storylines: 1968-1979
  • Storylines: 1980-1989
  • Storylines: 1990-1999
  • Storylines: 2000-present

// The earliest storylines of One Life To Live focused on Victoria Lord, a sexually repressed young woman who lived for her father Victor Lords approval. ... // The mountain sunrise title opening used from 1980 through 1984. ... The satin sheets title opening--January 1992-November 1995. ... Into the new millennium, more new characters were introduced, including Lindsay (Catherine Hickland)s sister Melanie (Darlene Vogel) and her husband Colin (Ty Treadway). ...

Title sequences

1968—1975

The original One Life to Live title opening used from its 1968 premiere to 1975. Featuring a roaring fireplace with the words One Life To Live faintly appearing and growing larger as the sequence concluded. The flames were supposed to be symbolic of a hellfire, as the show's title was supposed to be "Between Heaven and Hell," but was changed at the last minute as sponsors felt the title was too strong and could engender controversy. [1]
1975—1980

The fireplace opening was replaced in 1975 with a visual of an emerging orange and yellow mountain sunrise, concluding with the show title underneath it.
1980—1984

In 1980, the sunrise opening was altered with a gray background and enhanced with a longer sequence which showed not just a mountain sunrise, but also shots of birds and a close up of the sun, and eventually the title superimposed over a shot of a blue sky with clouds. The theme music was rearranged as well.
1984—1991

The Paul Rauch Era Sequence: On December 17, 1984, a new sequence designed by Wayne Fitzgerald debuted. It featured a new theme by Dave Grusin, with translucent headshots of the cast superimposed over Llanview locations, ending with the title superimposed on a tableau of cast photos. In January 1985 the theme was re-done in an orchestral format. In February 1986, lyrics performed by Peabo Bryson in 1985 were added to the previously instrumental theme.
1992—1995

The New Era Sequence: On January 2, 1992, a new title sequence emphasizing the romantic angle of the show debuted, designed by the television computer artistry group of Greenberg and Schluter. In a condensed form, it featured a love story—using the elements of a heroine, Mr. Wrong/Mr. Right, love making, implied betrayal, a champagne bottle corked, and a newborn baby. It concluded with swirling, windswept satin sheets displaying the show title. Accompanied by theme music by Lee Holdridge, in a New Age-influenced arrangement. ABC logo was added in January 1993.
1995—2004‎

On November 20, 1995, a new title sequence which featured posterized video headshots of each contract player and tinted action clips from the show superimposed over shots of landmarks and city scenes (reminiscent to the 1984-91 opening) made its debut, with Lee Holdridge and David Nichtern under the direction of then music supervisor Jamie Howarth, providing a new upbeat theme song to accompany it. The character shots were originally bright yellow & backgrounds were dark blue. In August 1996 it became orange shots & aqua blue backgrounds. In May 1998, the opening started being shown at the beginning before the first scenes of the show.

In fall 1999 a high-pitched alternate theme was introduced and modified in 12/99, 11/00, 5/02, & 7/03. This alternate theme removed the 1995-1998 "Christmas" piano version in 12/1999. In late December 1999 the theme was digitally modified with more surround sound and the opening sequence was revamped with more saturation and became more opaque. In November 2000, the theme was re-recorded with a few new notes and had a major revamption. In May 2002 the theme was again re-recorded and had a smoother/softer beat compared to the previous 2000 version. Character names were added to the opening shots starting in November 2002. In June 2003 three versions wre put into use, later it became 5 versions. In October 2003 the opening began being played after the first scenes of the show. Around that time frequent updates, became commonplace. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Granted permission by the OLTL Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... Granted permission by the OLTL Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... Paul Rauch is a producer of American soap operas, most known for his work on Another World, which he produced from 1972 to 1984. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... David Grusin (born June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado) is an American composer, arranger and pianist. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see February (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links 1992-1995_logo. ... Image File history File links 1992-1995_logo. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in November, 2000. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for May, 2002. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2002. ... June 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events June 1, 2003 The Group of Eight summit opens in Evian, France to tight security and tens of thousands of protestors. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ...

2004—Present

On June 14, 2004 (all ABC Daytime soaps revamped their titles this year), the latest opening premiered; it consists of live shots of cast members (which had been previously used during bumper sequences) over a black background, ending with the title superimposed over the abbreviation OLTL. It is accompanied by an uptempo remix of the previous theme song.

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Cast and characters

This is a list of current cast members on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, as well as notable past performers. ... This is a list of some of the major characters that appear (or have appeared) on the soap opera One Life to Live. ...

Executive Producers/Head Writers

Executive Producers

  • September 2002 to Present: Frank Valentini
  • January 2001 to August 2002: Gary Tomlin
  • December 1997 to January 2001: Jill Farren Phelps
  • October 1996 to December 1997: Maxine Levinson
  • September 1994 to October 1996: Susan Bedsow Horgan
  • January 1991 to August 1994: Linda Gottlieb
  • June 1984 to January 1991: Paul Rauch
  • August 1983 to June 1984: Jean Arley
  • July 1977 to August 1983: Joseph Stuart
  • July 1968 to July 1977: Doris Quinlan

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frank Valentini is an award winning Daytime Television producer, director and composer. ... Gary Tomlin is an American soap opera actor, writer, producer and director. ... Jill Farren Phelps (born August 18, 1948 in Methuen, Massachusetts) and has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas: Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ... Paul Rauch is a producer of American soap operas, most known for his work on Another World, which he produced from 1972 to 1984. ... Jean Arley is an American telvision producer of soap operas. ...

Head Writers

Ron Carlivati is an American soap opera writer. ... Dena Higley is an American television soap opera writer who lives in Los Angeles, California. ... Ron Carlivati is an American soap opera writer. ... Dena Higley is an American television soap opera writer who lives in Los Angeles, California. ... Frank Valentini is an award winning Daytime Television producer, director and composer. ... Brian Frons is an American TV executive who holds a Master of Science degree in Communications from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the State University of New York at Fredonia. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Michael Malone is a Southern author, born in Durham, North Carolina. ... Josh Griffith is an American soap opera writer and producer. ... Lorraine Broderick is an American soap opera writer who got her start on All My Children as a protégée of Agnes Nixons. ... Christopher Whitesell is an American soap opera writer. ... Megan McTavish (born April 30, 1949 in Pembroke, New Hampshire) is an American soap opera writer, most known for her head writing stints on All My Children. ... Richard Backus (b. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Pamela K. Long is an American actress and writer, most known for her stints creating and producing (executive proder) of the ABC primetime comedy/drama Before she started in show business, she won the title of Miss Alabama in 1974. ... Claire Labine is an American soap opera writer. ... Matthew Labine is an American soap opera writer, the son of Claire Labine and the brother of Eleanor Mancusi Labine. ... Leah Laiman is an American soap opera writer and romance novelist. ... Jean Passanante is an American television writer best known for her work in daytime soap operas. ... Josh Griffith is an American soap opera writer and producer. ... Michael Malone is a Southern author, born in Durham, North Carolina. ... Margaret DePriest is an American daytime serial writer. ... Sam Hall is a television writer for Dark Shadows since 1967 until 1971, he was married to Grayson Hall from 1953 until her death in 1985, they had a son named Matthew Hall who also wrote for the Dark Shadows revival series in 1991. ... Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927 - April 2, 2002) was an American author, playwright and copywriter. ... Sam Hall is a television writer for Dark Shadows since 1967 until 1971, he was married to Grayson Hall from 1953 until her death in 1985, they had a son named Matthew Hall who also wrote for the Dark Shadows revival series in 1991. ... Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927 - April 2, 2002) was an American author, playwright and copywriter. ... Sam Hall is a television writer for Dark Shadows since 1967 until 1971, he was married to Grayson Hall from 1953 until her death in 1985, they had a son named Matthew Hall who also wrote for the Dark Shadows revival series in 1991. ... Gordon Russell (August 15, 1929-January 19, 1981) was a television soap-opera writer known for his works on Dark Shadows beginning in 1967, who would make an appearance on the final episode of Dark Shadows on April 2, 1971. ... Sam Hall is a television writer for Dark Shadows since 1967 until 1971, he was married to Grayson Hall from 1953 until her death in 1985, they had a son named Matthew Hall who also wrote for the Dark Shadows revival series in 1991. ... Gordon Russell (August 15, 1929-January 19, 1981) was a television soap-opera writer known for his works on Dark Shadows beginning in 1967, who would make an appearance on the final episode of Dark Shadows on April 2, 1971. ... Agnes Nixon Agnes Nixon (born Agnes Eckhardt on December 27, 1927) is a Daytime Emmy award-winning writer and producer. ... For the painter and singer of Sniff n the Tears, see Paul Roberts (painter). ...

Current crew

Writing team: Ron Carlivati (Head Writer); Gary Tomlin (Coming); Anna Cascio (Coming); Veronica Sandbridge, Elizabeth Page; Frances Myers; Shelly Altman; Mark Christopher (Leaving); Aida Croal; Carolyn Culliton; Lloyd Gold, Janet Iacobuzio; Jeanne Marie Ford (Coming); Michelle Poteet Lisanti; Victor Gialanella (Leaving); Chris Van Etten; Jaime Lin-Yu (continuity supervisor); Laudine Vallarta (associate writer) Ron Carlivati is an American soap opera writer. ... A head writer is a person who is in charge of a television/radio series writing team. ... Gary Tomlin is an American soap opera actor, writer, producer and director. ... Anna Cascio is an American TV writer for As The World Turns. ... Elizabeth Page is an American television soap opera writer. ... Frances Myers is the author of the novel Until Aber Falls Into The Sea, a novel set in Aberystwyth University in the 1980s. ... Shelly Altman is an American soap opera writer. ... Mark Christopher is an American soap opera writer. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Lloyd Lucky Gold (born September 6, 1950) is an American television soap opera writer. ... Janet Iacobuzio (born January 2, 1962) is an American television soap opera writer. ... Jeanne Marie Ford (previously known as Jeanne Marie Grunwell) is an American television soap opera writer. ... Michelle Poteet Lisanti is an American soap opera writer. ... Victor Gialanella (born in the 1950s) is an American television soap opera writer. ... Christopher Van Etten (credited as Chris Van Etten on-screen) is an American television soap opera writer. ...


Producing team: Frank Valentini (Executive Producer); Suzanne Flynn; Shelley Honigbaum; John Tumino; Jacqueline Van Belle; Kevin Brush; Todd Gannin; Mindy Venta Frank Valentini is an award winning Daytime Television producer, director and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Directing team: Jill Ackles; Larry Carpenter; Mary Ryan; Bruce S. Cooperman; Tracy Casper Lang; Gary Donatelli; Danielle Faraldo; Richard Manfredi; Jill Mitwell; Frank Valentini; Howie Zeidman Jill Ackles is an American television soap opera director. ... Larry Carpenter (born August 12, 1948) is an American television soap opera director. ... Gary Donatelli (born March 11, 1951 in Northbrook, Illinois, USA) is an American television soap opera director. ... Danielle Faraldo (born June 21, 1966) is an American television soap opera director. ... Jill Mitwell (born April 26, 1951) is an American television soap opera director. ... Frank Valentini is an award winning Daytime Television producer, director and composer. ...


Crossovers

As with many other television series, One Life to Live has had a number of crossovers with other programs, both daytime and primetime.

  • Michael Storm appeared as Dr. Larry Wolek on All My Children, shortly after its premiere in 1970, in an attempt to get fans of One Life to Live to watch ABC's new show.
  • Lillian Hayman appeared as Sadie Gray on All My Children in the late 1970s. She sang at the wedding of Dr. Frank Grant and Caroline Dixon, R.N.
  • William Mooney, All My Children’s lawyer Paul Martin, appeared on One Life to Live in 1979 to defend Victoria Lord, who was on trial for the murder of Marco Dane.
  • Shelley Burch appeared on All My Children as Delilah Ralston when Erica Kane had ordered a dress from her company.
  • Gerald Anthony reprised his One Life to Live character Marco Dane on General Hospital in 1993.
  • Clint Ritchie, Robert S. Woods, and John Loprieno appeared as Clint, Bo, and Cord in a dream sequence on primetime sitcom Roseanne in 1994.
  • Michael E. Knight, Teresa Blake, and Shane McDermott appeared on One Life to Live in his All My Children characters, (Tad Martin, Gloria Marsh, R. N., and Scott Chandler) in 1996, when Hank, Nora, and Rachel were paneled guests on his talk show, The Cutting Edge. Tad appeared again in 2003 for the Fan February show.
  • Elaine Princi and Robin Strasser both made appearances on All My Children as Dorian Cramer Lord, in 1991 and 2003 respectively.
  • Randolph Mantooth appeared in One Life to Live in 1997, as detective Alex Masters from The City, to help Bo track down a suspect in New York City.
  • Linda Dano's Rae Cummings made sporadic appearances on all four of ABC's daytime serials in 1999, 2000, and 2001 in a search for her long lost daughter. Gretel's daughter turned out to be former All My Children vixen Skye Chandler. Robin Christopher had reprised the role of Skye on One Life to Live in 1999, and the character was transplanted to General Hospital in 2001. Gretel also learned that Myrtle Fargate (Eileen Herlie), a character on All My Children, was her own natural mother while she was visiting Pine Valley.
  • David Canary appeared on One Life to Live in 2001 as Adam Chandler, during the storyline revealing Rae Cummings to be Skye Chandler's mother.
  • All My Children and One Life to Live had a complicated "baby switch" storyline in 2004, which involved several characters from both soaps. In the year to follow, a handful of actors/characters from each soap made sporadic appearances on the other. These included:

Julia Barr (Brooke English/AMC)), Justin Bruening (Jamie Martin/AMC)), David Canary (Adam Chandler/AMC)), Phil Carey (Asa Buchanan/OLTL)), Brock Cuchna (Paul Cramer #1/OLTL)), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey/AMC)), Melissa Gallo (Adriana Cramer/OLTL)) Dan Gauthier (Kevin Buchanan/OLTL)), Alexa Havins (Babe Carey Chandler/AMC)), Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward/AMC)), Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin/AMC)), Michael McKenzie (Mr. Emerson/OLTL)), Shane McRae (temporary recast of Paul Cramer/OLTL)), Matthew Metzger (Duke Buchanan/OLTL)), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart/AMC)) Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery/AMC)), Robin Strasser (Dorian Cramer Lord/OLTL)), Heather Tom (Kelly Cramer/OLTL)), David Tom (Paul Cramer #2/OLTL)), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers/OLTL)), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan/OLTL)), and Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler/AMC)). Michael Storm (born August 9, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... 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Information Date of birth September 1, 1963 Children Jamie Martin, Kathy Mershon and Jenny Carey Address Pine Valley, Pennsylvania Portrayed by Matthew Anton (1973-1977) John E. Dunn (1978-1981) Michael E. Knight (1982-present) Thaddeus James Tad Martin is a resident of the fictional town of Pine Valley on... District Attorney Nora Hanen (formerly Nora Hanen Gannon Buchanan Colson) is a popular fictional character on the long-running American soap opera One Life To Live. ... Robin Strasser, in a still from One Life to Live. ... Dorian Lord (née Cramer) is a fictional character on the American ABC daytime drama, One Life to Live. ... Randolph Mantooth (born September 19, 1945) is an American character actor, best known for his work in the 1970s medical drama Emergency!, as paramedic John Gage, alongside Robert Fuller and Kevin Tighe, as well as his work on soap operas starting in the 1980s. ... The ABC soap opera The City aired from November 13, 1995 to March 28, 1997. ... Robert S. Woods, as featured in the One Life to Live opening sequence. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Linda Dano as Felicia Gallant Linda Dano (born Linda Rae Wildermuth on May 12, 1943) is a well-known American soap opera actor. ... Information Gretel Rae Cummings is a fictional character, portrayed by Linda Dano, on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1978 to 1980 and from June 28, 1999 to March 12, 2004. ... Information Occupation E.L.Q. board member; Partner of Luke Spencer in the Haunted Star casino venture Portrayed by Robin Christopher (AMC: 1987 - 1991, OLTL: 1999 - 2001, GH: 2001 - present); Antoinette Byron (AMC: 1986 - 1987); Carrie Genzel (AMC: 1996 - 1997) Antoinette Patterson Skye Chandler-Quartermaine (formerly Skye Cudahy, Toni Kinder... Robin Christopher (born June 18, 1965 in Revere, Massachusetts) is an American actress. ... Mrytle Fargate is a fictional character on the American daytime drama All My Children. ... 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Image:AMC 12 Brooke. ... Julia Barr, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... Justin Bruening, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... Jamie Martin may refer to: Jamie Martin – A character on the soap opera All My Children Jamie Martin – An American Football player This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... David Canary as Adam Chandler, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... All My Children. ... Categories: 1925 births | Soap opera actors | Actor stubs ... Information Aliases Jeb Stuart Gender Male Age 80s Occupation CEO/founder of Buchanan Enterprises Family Various Relationships Various Children Clint Buchanan, Bo Buchanan, Ben Davidson, David Vickers Relatives Various Portrayed by Phil Carey Created by Gordon Russell & Sam Hall Asa Jeb Stuart Buchanan is a fictional character on the ABC... Information David Tom, in a still from the opening sequence of One Life to Live. ... 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Knight, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... Information Date of birth September 1, 1963 Children Jamie Martin, Kathy Mershon and Jenny Carey Address Pine Valley, Pennsylvania Portrayed by Matthew Anton (1973-1977) John E. Dunn (1978-1981) Michael E. Knight (1982-present) Thaddeus James Tad Martin is a resident of the fictional town of Pine Valley on... Michael McKenzie (born July 3, 1967) was an Australian long distance freestyle swimmer of the 1980s, who competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea for his native country. ... Shane McRae (born 1977) is an American actor. ... Information David Tom, in a still from the opening sequence of One Life to Live. ... Matthew Metzger inOne Life to Live Matthew Frederic Metzger (born March 24, 1980 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Dan Gauthier as Kevin Buchanan in a still from the opening sequence of One Life to Live. ... 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Awards

The shows, as well as many of its actors and crew, have been nominated for dozens of awards, winning on many occasions. The Daytime Emmy Award and Soap Opera Digest Award wins of the 2000s are noted below. The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... The Soap Opera Digest Awards are an award show held by the daytime television magazine Soap Opera Digest. ...


Daytime Emmy Awards

Winners: Drama Series and Performer categories

•Drama Series: 2002


•Lead Actor: Al Freeman. Jr. (Ed Hall) 1979; Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan) 1983 Edward Hall (June 9, 1870 — November 10, 1932) was a head football coach at the University of Illinois from 1892 to 1893. ... Robert S. Woods, as featured in the One Life to Live opening sequence. ...


•Lead Actress: Judith Light (Karen Wolek) 1980, 1981; Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) 1982; Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) 1984, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2005; Hillary B. Smith (Nora Gannon) 1994 The Woleks were one of the fictional core families on the American soap opera One Life to Live when it debuted in 1968. ... Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Callison Santi Vickers Hayes Laurence (usually known as Dr. Dorian Lord) is a fictional character on the American ABC daytime drama, One Life to Live. ... Information Aliases Niki Smith, Jean Randolph, Tori, Tommy, Princess Gender Female Age Born August 6, 1945 (Age 61) Occupation Publisher of The Banner Spouse(s) Various (see below) Children Megan Gordon Harrison Kevin Buchanan Joey Buchanan Jessica Buchanan Natalie Buchanan Relatives Various Portrayed by Erika Slezak Created by Agnes Nixon... District Attorney Nora Hanen (formerly Nora Hanen Gannon Buchanan Colson) is a popular fictional character on the long-running American soap opera One Life To Live. ...


•Supporting Actor: Thom Christopher (Carlo Hesser) 1992 Though the American soap opera One Life to Live has focused predominantly on the families of Victoria Lord, Asa Buchanan and Dorian Cramer, many other families have played a prominent role at one time or another in the shows long history. ...


•Supporting Actress: Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) 1994 Information Gender Female Age June 14, 1968 ) (age 39) Occupation Psychiatrist Relationships Miles Laurence (current), Patrick Thornhart (widowed), Dylan Moody (divorced) Children Cole Thornhart Portrayed by Christina Chambers Created by Michael Malone Margaret Marty Saybrooke Moody Thornhart Laurence is a fictional character on the soap opera One Life To Live. ...


•Younger Actor: Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) 1994 Todd Manning is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. ...


Other Category Wins

  • 2005 "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series (tied with All My Children)
  • 2005 "Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series
  • 2001 "Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series"
  • 2001 "Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Original Song"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series"
  • 1993 "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series" (Michael Malone & Josh Griffith, head-writers)
  • 1986 "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series" (Peggy O'Shea, headwriter)
  • 1983 "Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series"
  • 1982 "Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series"

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Directors Guild of America Awards

In the 1990s, the DGA began to recognize outstanding work in Daytime Television. The Directors Guild of America Award is presented for a single episode to the director, stage managers, associate directors and production managers. These are the years the award has been presented to OLTL: Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. ...

  • 2004: Larry Carpenter; 2001: Jill Mitwell

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Scheduling/ratings history

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ABC cemented its reputation as a youth-oriented network in daytime with the addition of OLTL to its schedule, with much of the rest of its lineup consisting of fashionable soaps like Dark Shadows, sitcom reruns, and game shows packaged by Chuck Barris. The network placed the new serial at 3:30 p.m./2:30 Central, against CBS' established hit Edge of Night and the popular NBC game You Don't Say. OLTL replaced the short-lived Baby Game, in a three-way shuffle with Dark Shadows and Dating Game. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Chuck Barris (born Charles Hirsch Barris on June 3, 1929) is an American game show producer of the 1960s and 1970s and author. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Edge of Night was a long-running American television soap opera. ... This article is about the television network. ... You Dont Say! was an American television game show that had three separate runs on television. ... The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was created by Chuck Barris. ...


Despite the tough competition, the intense tone of the plot and strong characters allowed the show to get a leg up on YDS, wearing that game down to the point of its cancellation in September 1969; NBC replaced the Tom Kennedy-hosted game in that timeslot with three unsuccessful serials: Bright Promise (1969-1972), Return to Peyton Place (1972-1974), and How to Survive a Marriage (1974-1975). Tom Kennedy (born James Narz February 16, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a television game show host who had his greatest fame in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Bright Promise was a soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from September 29, 1969 to March 31, 1972. ... The opening title of Peyton Place during the color years. ... How to Survive a Marriage was a soap opera which aired on the NBC television network from January 7, 1974 to April 18, 1975. ...


Things greatly improved for OLTL in 1972, when CBS relocated Edge in response to packager Procter and Gamble's demands. The four-year-old show managed to top the ratings for the first time over CBS' declining Secret Storm, and later, the game Hollywood's Talking, which ran only 13 weeks. However, trouble loomed on the horizon as OLTL anticipated its fifth birthday, with the coming of CBS' revival of Goodson-Todman's Match Game. Some months after its debut in July 1973, that show became the daytime phenomenon of the mid-1970s, becoming the top-rated of all daytime shows by Thanksgiving. ABC stood by OLTL, however, keeping it put at 3:30/2:30. Procter & Gamble Co. ... The Secret Storm title card from 1960. ... Hollywoods Talking was a short lived American Game Show produced by Jack Barry and Dan Enright and ran from March 26th, 1973 to June 22nd, 1973 on CBS. It was hosted by famed The New Treasure Hunt host Geoff Edwards. ... Mark Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an American television producer born in Sacramento, California. ... The Match Game was an American television game show, most often hosted by Gene Rayburn. ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ...


By 1975, though, NBC became a serious player in that timeslot for the first time in over five years when it expanded its strong soap Another World to a full hour, its second half occupying the 3:30/2:30 period. This would cause OLTL to lose a sustantial audience share, but its lead-in, General Hospital, experienced even worse losses. ABC decided to take an unusual approach in addressing the competition: it expanded both OLTL and GH to 45 minutes, with each composing a half of a 90-minute block between 2:30/1:30 and 4/3. Beginning on July 26, 1976, OLTL assumed the first position, at 2:30/1:30. ABC bet its hopes on viewers staying tuned past the half hour, making them unlikely to switch channels to AW or All in the Family reruns on CBS (for GH fans, turning to Match Game). Another World is a book by Pat Barker. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ...


This approach showed some promise, until November 7, 1977, when CBS expanded its venerable Guiding Light to a full hour at 2:30/1:30. As OLTL struggled, its neighbor, GH, was in danger of cancellation after a 15-year run. So, in a "make it or break it" ultimatum to GH, ABC finally gave an hour to both shows, on January 16, 1978, with OLTL occupying the 2-3/1-2 p.m. slot; The $20,000 Pyramid, which enjoyed three solid years of success at 2/1, got dispatched to Noon/11 a.m. for the rest of its ABC run, to make room for OLTL. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Pyramid was an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ...


This proved to be decisive for the long-term survival of both shows, as GH rose rapidly to the top spot in the Nielsens through its brash, youthful storylines (culminating in the hugely popular "Luke and Laura" storyline by 1979-1980). As for OLTL, from its tenth birthday onward, it took advantage of the decline in quality and popularity of its competitors, all Procter and Gamble productions. Search for Tomorrow, for instance, spent its last several months on CBS against the last half of OLTL. Its replacement, Capitol, which ran from 1982 to 1987, did little better, and after its cancellation, CBS aligned As the World Turns against OLTL and AW, a configuration that stayed in place until AW's cancellation in 1999. During the 2000s thus far, OLTL has run about even with ATWT, with NBC's AW replacement Passions trailing significantly (Passions was canceled by NBC in September 2007 and moved to the DirecTV channel The 101). Categories: Supercouples ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... Capitol was the name of a television soap opera which aired on the daytime schedule of CBS from March 26, 1982 to March 20, 1987 for 1270 episodes. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Passion. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... The 101 is the name of DirecTVs in-house channel on its satellite service, available throughout the United States. ...


In summary, One Life To Live enjoyed fair-to-middling ratings throughout most of its first decade, but rose rapidly as it entered its second, along with the rest of ABC's daytime lineup. The 1980s saw the show reach the height of its popularity, occupying a top-four place for almost all of the decade. Since 1991, it returned to the middle of the pack, but its numbers declined, in common with all other soaps. By decade's end, the show rested near the bottom of the ratings pack, but now rests comfortably once again around #4 in the weekly ratings, occasionally jumping to #3 or even #2 on especially strong weeks. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Latest Ratings

Week of October 1-5, 2007


(Compared To Last Week/Compared To Last Year) (Compared To 2003)

  • 1. Y&R 5,496,000 (+132,000/+142,000) (-491,000)
  • 2. B&B 3,708,000 (+182,000/-354,000) (-550,000)
  • 3. GH 3,030,000 (-166,000/-43,000) (-848,000)
  • 4. ATWT 3,022,000 (+139,000/-188,000) (-578,000)

*5. OLTL 2,760,000 (-207,000/-145,000) (-742,000)

  • 6. AMC 2,623,000 (-201,000/-222,000) (-996,000)
  • 7. GL 2,558,000 (+194,000/-348,000) (-631,000)
  • 8. DAYS 2,340,000 (-66,000/-653,000) (-1,306,000)

See also

This is a list of some of the major characters that appear (or have appeared) on the soap opera One Life to Live. ...

References

  1. ^ Schemering, Christopher. The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, September 1985, pg. 158-159, ISBN 0-345-32459-5 (1st edition)
  2. ^ The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, pg. 158.

The Soap Opera Encyclopedia is a 1985 book by Christopher Schemering which assembles comprehensive information on all daytime and prime time soap operas broadcast up to the time of publication. ... The Soap Opera Encyclopedia is a 1985 book by Christopher Schemering which assembles comprehensive information on all daytime and prime time soap operas broadcast up to the time of publication. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • One Life to Live at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official Site: ABC-TV: OLTL
  • OLTL @ myabcSOAPS.com
  • Soapdom: One Life to Live
  • One Life to Live Discussion Group
  • Daytime Soap Operas One life To Live -news, rumors, cast updates, polls
  • Llanview Labyrinth
  • OLTL Official Fan Club
  • Photos from all of the current ABC Daytime soap operas
  • Full episodes of One Life to Live

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