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One Life to Live by Gary Warner
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Sep 10, 11

Read in August, 2011

I read this back to back with the All My Children cancelation notices... It is very interesting to see how much this show was about social issues and diversity... From one of daytime's first contract Black characters, interracial romance, religion in the core families, sexual abuse, gay teens and the Aids quilt and all the way to the famous gang rape storyline.... One of the things that people forget with soaps is how much more tolarence they created in the TV world--gays, interracial marriage, Middle Eastern characters, abortion, drug abuse--these were things that happened in daytime first and it was because of Agnes Nixon.

And that is what makes this such a great read is you do learn about her and how she felt about making a socially important show. She is a huge figure in TV and deserves credit for opening a lot of doors for a lot of people.
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