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Saturday, April 4, 2009 1:37 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The cancellation of "Guiding Light" has sent shockwaves throughout the soap world, and Llanview is no exception.It has been said that time flies when you're having fun. However, it also seems to fly (albeit not as fast) when you are busy as well. Every time I have set down to write my column this week, something has come up. Whether it was waiting out tornado warnings, working around power outages, babysitting my aunt's dog (whom I love like a baby), taking grandma to the...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:29 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The top five reasons Llanview is struggling in 2009.After becoming revitalized and on top last year, "One Life to Live" appears to be running out of gas only one year later. There are several reasons why this viewer believes "OLTL" is trying hard to stay afloat right now; the top five of will be discussed in the following paragraphs.5. Too many characters, not enough airtime...not to mention overexposure of newbies. While the "One Life" cast has always been rather large, in the...
Monday, March 2, 2009 11:48 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Could Llanview survive without Viki, and "One Life to Live" without Erika Slezak? Viki Davidon=Erika Slezak. Erika Slezak="One Life to Live." The words seem interchangeable. When one is thought of, the other often immediately comes to mind. Those words have become so associated with one another that it would be difficult to think of them as separate entities. For almost 38 years, "OLTL" fans have not had to concern themselves with such a terrible thought. ...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:12 AM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Life outside Llanview.Sometimes if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. That statement perfectly fits my life so far in 2009. When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, I was eagerly looking forward to resuming this column. The holidays were over and things seemed to be finally getting back to normal in my household. I published the January 1st edition of 'My View of Llanview" on time and was already tossing around topics in my head for the...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:08 PM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A soap legend responds to previous column.With the holidays over and 2009 beginning, I have made a New Year's resolution to be more faithful to this column, my readers, the fans of "One Life to Live," and the show itself. I intend to devote more time and attention to this column, which truly lost its focus throughout much of 2008. So let's celebrate by proposing a toast. Here's to "My View of Llanview." I hope you will enjoy the revamped column and my thoughts...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:01 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- An old interview with Michael Storm.After a nearly two month absence, I am back with my column, and hope to soon return to my in-depth discussions on the current state of "One Life to Live." Unfortunately, sometimes in life when it rains, it pours. Such has been the case for me lately, with my schedule being extremely full and hectic. Anyhow, here is an old newspaper article about "OLTL." Enjoy!The following article is entitled "Michael Storm's Wife is Expecting: Baby is...
Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:49 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erika Slezak talks family love--'70s style.Wow...this may be a new record for me...I'm nearly two weeks late with this column. However, there is a valid reason for that; the past few weeks have been very hectic for me. Being a City Commissioner, I am responsible for helping my small hometown prepare for our annual Honeyfest. It is a big deal here, especially since it became the "Kentucky's Official State Honey Festival" in 2006. Now in its 14th year, the Clarkson Honeyfest has...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol LewisDear Readers,When we came up with the Bringing.Drama.Closer campaign on Soap Opera Network many years ago, we never thought that 2008 would bring some of the biggest controversies in the daytime world, nor did we think it would be happening off screen and behind-the-scenes.So far we have had the "Days of our Lives" online scandal a few weeks back as reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco and now we have reports that Carolyn Hinsey of Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest fame has been fired by both...
Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:04 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In 1968, "One Life to Live" created controversy with a storyline in which viewers outraged when they saw what they perceived to be a white woman kissing a black doctor. Forty years later, African-Americans in Llanview appear to be nonexistent.The year 1968 was a rather turbulent time in American history. The Vietnam was well underway, nearly 200 hundred women protest the Miss America pageant calling it an exploitation of women, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law, Senator...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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