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    SOURCES: ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ Head Writers Were Released from Contracts

    According to sources, the “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” head writing team changes occurred with Prospect Park deciding to release Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder (“AMC”) and Thom Racina (“OLTL”) from their contracts. This is in direct contrast to Susie Bedsow Horgan, who opted to exit her position as co-head writer of “OLTL” (with Racina) in early April, where we’re told she cited personal reasons behind her decision. More

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    Remembering 9/11: Tom King

    Tom King Breakdown Writer for “One Life to Live” on September 11, 2001 9/11 fell on a Tuesday, the day when normally we “One Life to Live” writers met to start planning the new week of outlines. Monday we met to get notes on the previous week, and Wednesday was the day when we finished […] More

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    Remembering 9/11: A Special SON Report

    On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the worst terrorist act in American history. It is a day none of us will ever forget. For the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, I asked those who were working within the soap opera industry if they would like to share their thoughts and memories about that horrific day. Here are the stories from former soap writers Tom Casiello, Tom King, and former soap writer/producer Lisa Connor. More

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    Remembering 9/11: Tom Casiello

    Tom Casiello Breakdown Writer for “As The World Turns” on September 11, 2001 Tuesday mornings at “As the World Turns” usually meant all the writers, producers, CBS network folks, and P&G executives gathering in a conference room to turn pages from the breakdowns written last week, and sit through hours of notes. It was usually […] More

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    Remembering 9/11: Lisa Connor

    Lisa Connor Supervising Producer for “All My Children” on September 11, 2001 I was producing at “AMC” at the time. The morning was perfect. I remember walking down West End Avenue and thinking ‘this is the most perfect day’. The sky was the most beautiful blue and the temperature perfect for New York in September. […] More