The Tuesday, February 22 episode of “One Life to Live” will not only give viewers their first glimpse of Andrew Trischitta as a recast Jack Manning, but it will also be the day that the ABC soap begins telling the story of bullying in America. The topic, of course, especially hits home with many children as they prepare to go to school each weekday not knowing if they will be thrown into their lockers with a wedgie or hanging upside down waiting for their lunch money to be stolen by someone bigger than them. Some of them even contemplate the prospect of suicide, which is rumored to be where the show may eventually take the storyline down the road. Wherever the show takes the story, Soap Opera Network of course will be following them every step of the way.
“We are thrilled to be working with ‘One Life To Live’ and proud that they are taking on this issue as it is one that has reached epidemic proportions,” said Vickie Wallace, Acting Media Relations Director, Love Our Children USA in a statement given to Soap Opera Network. Love Our Children USA and its brother/sister organization, STOMP Out Bullying, worked with “One Life to Live” in creating PSA’s (Public Service Announcements) that will air during commercial breaks beginning with the same February 22 episode.
In the meantime, here is your First Look at Bullying at Large from day one.