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All My Children's Vincent Irizarry Urges Fans To Submit Recommendation For Agnes Nixon to Receive Kennedy Center Honors!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Got to hand it to All My Children’s Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward)!  Over the last 24 hour, Irizarry took to his facebook page to recommend and urge fans and colleagues to submit the name of legendary All My Children and One Life to Live creator Agnes Nixon to become a Kennedy Center Honoree!

Irizarry posted: “Please read, everyone, regarding Agnes Nixon! Someone sent me this link this morning on Twitter to submit a recommendation for the next Kennedy Center Honors, awarded by the President each year to those who have committed their lives in excellence for the arts. Last year’s honorees were Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, and Natalia Makarova. I’ve already submitted my choice for AGNES NIXON, truly one of the great storytellers of our time, and pioneer of broadcasting in television, who has recently transitioned successfully, once again as a pioneer, from TV to New Media with the new incarnations of both  All My Children & One Life to Live for the internet. Join me in supporting our great national treasure, Agnes Nixon, by submitting your own recommendation for her to receive this illustrious honor. This could be our collective thank you to Ms. Nixon for all the years of joy she has brought to countless millions of us; throughout the many generations. Very few could possibly deserve it more!”

So how cool would that be for soap operas?  If you want to join in the recommendations to the Kennedy Center Honors for Agnes click here!

Now let us know, do you agree with Vincent that Agnes should be inducted into this elite group of individuals who have contributed so much to our culture and entertainment?  Share your thoughts!

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johnny
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johnny

vincent you need to get a new job my friend. all my children will be cancelled soon. i have a bad feeling one life to live will be gone too. horrible writing on both reboots. they are cheap reboots. sorry to say just cancel them. end the misery now please. i will stick to days of our lives and gh.

Michelle
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Michelle

You speak for yourself, I completely disagree, such negativity!

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree, We don’t need any negativity here, It is about Agnus.

Derek
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Derek

Does your comment have anything to do with what they are talking about here? No it doesn’t. So what’s the point? This article is about Agnes Nixon .

ricardo
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ricardo

Who cares about agnes nixon. mind your own business. don’t ever reply to me again. you started it. get a life man. i express my opinions here all the time. so have a good life.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

YOUR RIGHT

Jewell
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Jewell

All My Children is not going anywhere, And Vincent loves playing Dr. Hayward.

susan M.
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susan M.

We soap fans waited so long to get our soaps back! I totally disagree with johnny’s
negative comments!

Johnny
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Johnny

Just so people know, I am not the same “Johnny” as the “johnny” that wrote the above comment – I do think the shows need some work but I would never phrase it as the above person did nor would I tell an established actor he needs to “look for another job”. I often post on here and I do comment that the shows could be improved (writing wise) and with more familiar faces in Pine Valley but I think for the most part I try to comment politely.

Rodd
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Rodd

Go find something else to do with your half-hour if you don’t like these shows! And please take your hateful words with you. Agnes Nixon and the others who are trying to navigate this new medium need our encouragement and understanding as they hit new highs and low, get things right and make mistakes. I am happy to support them!
And by the way…I made my recommendation of Ms. Nixon with glee. It was easy to do and she is SO deserving.

david
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david

rodd you are a bully. anyone can voice there say here. if you dont like it. keep your mouth shut or dont come on this site.

Rodd
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Rodd

david, nothing I said was “bullying”. It was a mere suggestion for someone making what I thought was a very negative comment about a wonderful person. Can’t see one “bullying” thing in what I wrote. However, I will not continue to justify my remarks to you in light of the tone of your words. I will simply suggest you think about what you wrote and then consider its tone. Good day.

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

I fully agree with you. It seems some people’s parents never taught them to only say something nice or don’t say anything at all. This is supposed to be a positive article about a great lady who brought us our soaps (that I’ve enjoyed literally my whole life) and people feel the need to get nasty. What purpose does that serve? If they don’t like the show, they don’t have to watch. But they should keep their negativity to themselves, and leave us real fans to support our shows and the people behind them.

Jeanie
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Jeanie

Great honor for a real pioneer, from radio, to tv to the Internet. Thank you for the suggestion Vincent. Done!

su0000
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su0000

Lets honor Agnes Nixon and get her to the Kennedy Center Honors, and to a win !!!!

Jules
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Jules

This is the kind of man Vincent is. He is as warm, friendly, sincere and good-natured as he is talented. I love his idea and I’ve already submitted my recommendation.

Antone
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Antone

We (the fans of AMC) would like to view the full five days of shows and please keep the language to a minimum say at the PG-13 level. We do not want it to go into the Rated R mode. Thank you.

su0000
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su0000

”we” speak for yourself, only.. I’s be ok with it.
AMC is nowhere near a R rating, no worries, doubt they ever will be…..
There is no PG-13 rating on the internet, those ratings are not on the internet programming because there is no censoring on the internet..
You’d best stick to I Love Lucy, there you will find your happy place 🙂
The internet soaps are not for everyone, they reality cuss!!!
{{ maybe someone will get naked!! /wishful thinking..

Antone
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Antone

I didn’t say AMC is Rated R! I just don’t want it to get at that point! You follow me??????? Ok..Sherlock… I’m trying to submit feedback here… The little words they use NOW are fine with me..that is considered PG-13!– even though you said there is no PG-13 on the internet!) Obviously, you sound very immature and I doubt it if anyone will get naked on the soaps because that would be considered porn! In general, I like AMC just as it is right now.. I don’t want it to get worse with the harsh language AND mind you, I… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

Please speak only for yourself. The language makes this much more realistic and it’s not excessive, I would love five days, but I’ll take any days I can get, 38 years of being an AMC fan!

Derek
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Derek

So annoying when people go off topic from the article posted. Your comment has nothing to do with what the article is talking about. This is about Agnes Nixon and whether she should be nominated.

billy
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billy

Agnes nixon should retire and go away. she is a old woman. who has lots of money.

Beti
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Beti

I did!! Agnes Nixon is the best writer of all time.

Sandee Carlisle
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Sandee Carlisle

Don’t give up on OLTL and AMC! I just bought a new tv o I could watch them on hulu plus!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

Never! Congrats on your new TV set, I love watching AMC on the flat screen via Hulu! I was happy to submit Agnes Nixon for the KSH, great idea and well overdue.

shelli
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shelli

Absolutely!!!! I voted for Agnes earlier today. Her story telling is groundbreaking and she should be rewarded for all her years of hard work.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I voted for her , her soaps have given me entertainment for as long as they have been on, decades of wonderful stories.

susan M.
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susan M.

I voted for her also! I agree with your comments!

su0000
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su0000

I sent in my recommendation for the great Agnes Nixon ..!!

It would be wonderful if she got the award!!
She should get a life-time award!

MaryG
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MaryG

Vincent you are such a warm hearted person and so is Agnus, I have put my recommendation for her already. I love the shows no matter where I would have to watch them, have watched them with my mom for all of my life. Even though she is no longer here I still watch them and getting my kids into them. They are wonderful. The new shows aren’t bad they just need to tone them down a little with words but yes that is the way things are today going down hill with kids not watching their behavior so it’s… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I voted for Agnes. She deserves to be recognized for her outstanding contribution to television and continuous years of service and hard work.

lisa
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lisa

As a loyal Canadian viewer I think Agnes Nixon very deserving of such accolades.
Unfortunately little brother (we Canadians) don’t carry any weight when it comes to such things.

Lisa
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Lisa

I’m Canadian too and was just able to submit my recommendation for her…

Gerry
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Gerry

I continue to watch two fabulous shows since their inception ( over 40 yrs.), and the wonderful job you and your fellow actors do is apparent . I have nominated Agnes Nixon as well. I will take as many episodes of OLTL and AMC that I can get on any device it is available. Thank you Vincent and cast for great programing !

pampam917
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pampam917

Already cast my vote!!

Silvia
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Silvia

She should be a recipient of the Kennedy Center Awards, she is a pioneer in the field of Soap Operas. She has brought many things to light for the followers in her story lines such as aids, etc. She still continues.

Silvia
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Silvia

I submitted my recommendation today.

Liz
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Liz

Done

Tammy
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Tammy

Just finished filling it out would love to see her horor.she deserves. to win .

pamela
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pamela

I love AMC, but we need some of the original cast back & it should be on Netflex

Tracy Betz
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Tracy Betz

thank you david i did it for agnes nixon she is such a wonderful woman again thank you

Yvonne
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Yvonne

I am honor to vote for Ms. Agnes Nixon.

Chris
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Chris

I agree Agnes is an amazing writer but I think Vincent knows he needs help from Susan Lucci for this. I also am worried, i have a bad feeling AMC might not make it and even more suspcious that Susan Lucci and her husband have a bad feeling AMC is not being run well and will be cancelled. Lucci is usually very business savvy. Prospect Park quit negotiations with ehr befor and it appears it was not money. I am wondering if Lucci doesn`t want to back a questionable deal or show. I think she is loyal to AMC but… Read more »

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

To be honest, I’ve watched the show my whole life, and I haven’t missed Erica Kane for even a second since the reboot. I never really liked her to begin with, but I honestly believe the show is fine without Susan Lucci bringing that “diva” quality to it.

kendall
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kendall

nope.

Beacon
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Beacon

They won’t go for it. Soaps are looked down upon by the elitist organizations, especially any pertaining to the cultural life.

Tricia
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Tricia

I submitted her name yesterday! It would be a well deserved honor for her, a true pioneer in the television industry.

Mo
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Mo

It would be nice for someone from soaps to get such an honor. Don’t know what the requirements are.

Jewell
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Jewell

People need to stay on topic, this is about Agnes Nixon not canceling All My Children. Vincent is such a sweetheart, so unlike Hayward..:-) I submitted my nomination.

claudio
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claudio

jewell agnes nixon is a witch,cant stand her, she needs to go away and retire. agnes is getting senile just like you. all my children will be cancelled soon. anyone can voice there opinions here. the storylines and the writing is horrible. enjoy watching all my children for now. it will be just a memory like agnes nixon.

Katie
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Katie

Submitted yesterday. Thanks for the article leading to the opportunity to submit. Keep the faith about te shows people.

Julie
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Julie

I just sent in a recommendation for Agnes..she truly deserves it

Darlene Ford
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Darlene Ford

Done! Here’s what I submitted:

Agnes Nixon is a true — the ULTIMATE — Daytime Heroine. First, she refined & defined the soap genre, then she virtually single-handedly ‘rode to the rescue’ — doing what even OPRAH said was impossible — and, in true soap form, brought them ‘back from the dead’!

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

I submitted my recommendation! I told them how Agnes has brought happiness and a sense of family to many generations, and she is very deserving of being honored for her talent and dedication.

randall gerber
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randall gerber

He’d be better off nominating Susan Lucci instead.She’s more world famous.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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