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My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:22 AM EDT
Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:25 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A review of "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary tribute. Aloha everyone. It seems I just keep getting later and later with these columns, doesn't it? I just get so wrapped up with everything going on around me, that I forget things, like this column. And I find it so difficult just to set down and write very much when there is so much to do outside this time of year. Also, I wanted to wait until after the two special 40th anniversary episodes of "OLTL" aired earlier this week before I wrote my column. But my apologizes for this being so late. There are just never enough hours in the day to do anything. Anyway, here are my thoughts on "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary celebration... The Top Five reasons why I liked the two "OLTL" 40th anniversary...

My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

Monday, July 7, 2008 3:12 PM EDT
Monday, July 7, 2008 4:14 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tina Lord's history and connections to Llanview.Greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July holiday. Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. In what seems to have become a broken record with me, this column is late again as usual. I'm starting to get lazy in my old age (I'm pushing 30), so you can imagine how bad I'll be by the time I'm really old. Anyway, here is my column. I thought this go around I would help out new viewers by providing a character sketch of Llanview recently returned vixen Tina Lord Roberts.However, before I delve into Tina's history in Llanview, here's a quick look at the various actresses who have portrayed Viki's younger sister over the years. Since...

My View of Llanview: June 15 Edition

Sunday, June 22, 2008 8:19 PM EDT
Sunday, June 22, 2008 9:32 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and "One Life to Live."Greetings soap opera connoisseurs. Once more procrastination has become my Kryptonite. It's so hard to set down and write a column this time of year because there is so much to do outside. But then again, it is hot, and typing is a painless activity while cooling off under the air conditioner. So sorry this column is a little behind schedule, but you know what they say.....better late than never. Ha ha. Anyway, on to the Llanview lowdown...Last Friday night, the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in their typical lackluster fashion. Hosts Cameron Mathison and Sheri Shepherd made for a grueling two-hour snooze fest block of time that we will never get back. Two thoughts first came...

My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition

Saturday, June 7, 2008 6:10 PM EDT
Saturday, June 7, 2008 7:37 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ron Carlivati helps "One Life to Live" rise from the ashes and return to its former glory.Hello to all you fellow "One Life to Live" fans out there in TV land. I am finally writing this column about a week late again, as usual. However, one thing that is different now is that I am going to actually write a column, and not just copy and paste some random "OLTL" article from the past. I am so very thankful that summer vacation has arrived. I finally have the opportunity to catch up on things "OLTL," including writing a meaningful column again. So without further delay, here are my latest thoughts and rants on "One Life to Live."For starters, I remain in shock and awe from the past week's events in...

My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

Friday, May 23, 2008 7:47 PM EDT
Black vs. White Friday, May 23, 2008 8:52 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - Ellen Holly comments on playing a black woman (Carla Gray) pretending to be white.Hello everyone. Yes, this column is again several days late. Sorry about that, but I just have no time in schedule for much of anything these days. I hope that improves soon.With the 40th anniversary of "One Life to Live" just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to reflect upon one of the soap's first controversial storylines. It involved an actress by the name of Ellen Holly, who portrayed Carla Gray. Unknownist to viewers at the time, Carla, was actually a black woman passing herself off as a white woman. The following article, written by Ms. Holly herself, appeared in the August 10th, 1969 edition of the New York Times.In September of...

My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:42 PM EDT
Back to the past Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:44 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A look at Viki before Erika.Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but I am about to enter the final days of my student teaching semester. With graduation fast approaching next Saturday, things have gotten rather hectic around the house, seriously limiting the amount of free time I have available to write this column. So, because of homework and tests, here an article from the June 1971 edition of After Noon TV, entitled "The Good Witch of the North Riding Side Saddle on a Washing Machine." It was written by Robert Narrows, and talks about Joanne Dorian who became the second actress to portray Viki on "One Life to Live" between Gillian Spencer and Erika Slezak. Hope you enjoy.......Return with us...

My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:44 PM EDT
Glory Days Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:51 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - An examination of Andrea Evans' popularity in Llanview.Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but there has been a lot of excitement around here lately. From meetings and classes to homework and illnesses to an earthquake. Yes, that's right....I was one of those people who was jolted awake last Friday morning at 4:38 am by the 5.2 magnitude quake. While it caused no damage or injuries here, it did shake things up.....literally. That was the first earthquake I remember going through, and it was both scary and fascinating at the same time. On a separate note, I received some very good news yesterday. For those of you who are familiar with the PRAXIS exams, then you'll know what I'm referring to....

My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition

Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:20 PM EDT
Back to the past Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:23 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A look back at Erika Slezak's early days in Llanview.Hello everyone. Student teaching is still keeping on my toes, so here is another article I found recently about "OLTL." Hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of the spring season. I hope all these April showers bring plenty of May flowers. Now that spring is here, I can hardly wait for summer to begin. Due to that fact I am again taking a trip down memory lane with my column. My apologizes once more for the improtu column. The following article appeared in Daytime TV, in May 1972. It features Erika Slezak, and is about her parents, childhood, and landing a role on "One Life to Live." It was written...

My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:57 PM EDT
Memories Saturday, March 15, 2008 7:59 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A study of Llanview's silver anniversary.Greetings everyone. Hope all my fellow "One Life to Live" fans are having a wonderful weekend and a great month of March. I cannot believe that it is nearly springtime already. My how time flies when you are swamped with work. The last few days have been very hectic for me with homework, field trips, papers to grade, and the PRAXIS Test. For those of you unfamiliar with the exam, it is a test you are required to take over your content area in order to become certified to teach in your state. It is a nationwide testing system, that is modified to fit the curriculum taught in each U.S. state and territory. For me, there are three parts, one over classroom management and discipline,...

My View of Llanview: February 29 Edition

Friday, February 29, 2008 8:31 PM EDT
Blowing off steam Friday, February 29, 2008 8:35 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- My latest rant on Llanview's current state.Hello once again everyone. Hope you are as glad as I am that spring is just around the corner. I can hardly wait for the warmer temperatures and short wearing weather to return to my little corner of the planet. I am also looking forward to spring break, which unfortunately will likely be shortened this year because of days missed for snow and ice. There is even talk of us going to school on one or two Saturday's in March. Which would be virtually unheard of for elementary, middle, and high school students in the U.S.A. these days. But anyway, I guess it beats going to school in the middle of the summer. Anywho, it's time to talk a little about "One...