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Behind-The-Scenes of the Final Cast Photo of One Life to Live – Watch the Video!

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As On-Air On-Soaps discussed in its latest Michael’s Blog;  Leaving Llanview: My Final Visit with the Cast of One Life to Live, during the final press day, the actors and actresses, creatives, and behind the scenes personnel gathered on the set for the last cast photo of the series 43-year-run on ABC.

With series creator, Agnes Nixon flanked by Erika Slezak, Robert S. Woods and Jerry verDorn, and the current cast of the show surrounding them, the photographer took a series of images that would be the final cast photo for One Life to Live’s historic run.

After the jump, watch some of the special moments from the gathering, as the cast looking “mighty fine”, said its farewell as captured on camera in this video clip! Then, let us know your thoughts after watching this heart-tugging scene.  But I am sure you would join us in telling them, “A toast to all of you in Llanview! Thank you for all the years of entertainment and some of the greatest drama ever seen in the genre.  We salute you!”

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rissa
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rissa

Thanks for posting this. This was touching. If you are planning to attend the Loving Lanview event please post videos for the fans who were not able to attend.

Belinda
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Belinda

Hey what is the loving llanview event??????????????

Hernando Pachon
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Hernando Pachon

Here it is. Check it out.

http://www.lovingllanview.com/

Patt
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Patt

Heartbreaking…..totally heartbreaking. Been watching since the summer of 1976 and I still can’t believe that on Friday we will say good bye to Lan View. I do not believe in good bye….I’ll be seeing you don’t know how don’t know when….but in the mean time I’ll be missing you. THANK YOU to the wonderful cast….you have made the years enjoyable and those years I will cherish forever and always! Your simply the BEST!

tim trozzo
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tim trozzo

Great to see the cast together one last time (for now)I was a little disappointed that Patrick Gibbons wasn’t there.Sam was a big part of the show over the past year.

Dee
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Dee

Amen!!!

ethel
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ethel

i can’t say anything right now but there are tears streaming down my face …………….

Elise Lubell
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Elise Lubell

Good-Bye OLTL. I’ve been watching since 1970, hardly missing an episode. You are all my favorite characters/actors. I will miss you terribly. I’m only sorry I never got to see any of you at any fan functions. Good luck to you all in all of your future endeavors. I can’t believe it’s almost over. Two more days.

Mary
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Mary

I love these actors and I’m going to miss OLTL terribly. ABC has made such a huge mistake.

Cole
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Cole

I hope they make the cast AND crew photo available….

Gloria
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Gloria

I would love to have a poster of these photos

Linda A. Stradella
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Linda A. Stradella

Thank you for all the wonderful storylines. I started watching this show the first day it aired and I feel like I am losing part of my family. I want to wish all the cast members and crew good luck and happiness in 2012. Maybe one day we will all gather around our TV sets again to enjoy the magic of OLTL …<3 <3 <3

David
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David

Wow, Linda! That’s so amazing that you’ve been watching from the beginning! I feel honored and privileged to have watched since 1993… wish I could have seen it from the beginning, like you!

Leena
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Leena

Truly there are no words that will suffice in expressing how sad I am!
Thank you to cast & crew! You’ll never truly understand the impact OLTL has had on us, the audience. Here’s to wishing you the best of luck in all your future endeavors! BRAVO!

MaryAnne Robertson
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MaryAnne Robertson

That was so Beautiful !!!! I’m just so saddened & heartbroken , Is it silly of me to be this way ? I’m just loss for words. I’m just so SAD about this whole mess. Thank you all at OLTL Cast & Crew & Writers for all the memories you have given me over the 30 years I’ve been watching !!! You are my second family and always will be !! OLTL will live on forever for me. Thank you also Michael for all you do for the SOAPS !!!

Shrea Kellums
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Shrea Kellums

Maryanne,

Its not silly to feel that way , I do too. I have been so sad for the last two weeks terribly. We have been watching it for such a long time. I have been watching it for 27 years and yes they are part of our family…

Gloria
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Gloria

Nope, not silly. I have been really sad since Nov. 23. I had so looked forward to the show moving online or wherever. This is such an unnecessary loss for so many. Can’t imagine what Monday afternoon will be like without this show to enjoy & be excited about every day. Life will go on, but life will not be as sweet, without One Life to Live.

lew
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lew

No Maryanne, It is no silly at all. I think all of us are grieving the loss of our show. I started watching OLTL with my mom, when I was a child. I remember Nancy Pinkerton as the first “EVIL” Dorian and Tommy Lee Jones as Mark Toland. Do you guys remember the Siegels, The Halls and the Craigs? This show is rich in history and I can’t believe it is over. Love ya Llanview.

DANESSA
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DANESSA

it n really sad to see this show to end wish soapnet will still carry it or have another network pick it up like amw did

Nina
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Nina

Loved that they took pic of the cast and crew,i will forever be heartbroken

Halee
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Halee

The whole cast looks great.. I am going to miss this show so much.

Michelle
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Michelle

ABC you should be ashamed of yourself….I truly hope the shows you chose to take OLTL and All My Childrens place totally flops….Why do we need another food show….ugh!!!! Very big mistake!

tkfanalways
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tkfanalways

I’m chocked up with emotions….
My sincere THANK YOU goes to Agnes Nixon, All the Actors & Actresses over the year’s and Studio Crew, for their devotion, commitment and hard work on *One Life to Live* in giving generations a world of entertainment for 44 years. (and me personally 22yrs)
FAREWELL & GOODNIGHT BUT ‘NEVER’ GOODBYE

I proudly *Stand With Agnes Nixon*
Love & best wishes to you ALL
Mandy

Brenda Jackson Jones
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Brenda Jackson Jones

One life to live thanks for all the great years of being on the air. I am going to miss ya so much. You are my favorite soap opra. So much great talent on one life to live. Great actresses and actors. Roger Hayworth I wish you the best in everything you do,Rosco Born you are such an amazing actor. I hope I have your name write (Mitch). Roger and Rosco are my favorite male actors and also Trever St John. Erica (Vicky) Cassie(Blair) (Dorian) and Christen (Star) (Tea) I wish ya the best. Ya are some amazing laddies. Words… Read more »

Terry
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Terry

I’m glad they put a cowboy hat on the chair for Phil Carey. It is to bad the did nothing to represent the original clint during the picture. And yes they should have put the the actor that played Sam in the picture.

heidi
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heidi

Thanks Michael!!!

Nora Westcott
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Nora Westcott

One afternoon in July 1968, I was at my friend Rose’s house in Lawrence Park, PA where I grew up. Rose’s mom told us there was a brand new story beginning in a few minutes and did we want to watch it with her? We said yes. Watching that first episode of OLTL is one of my “Kodak” moments. The image of Rose’s squeaky-clean living room, the black and white portable tv, the beige walls, and brown-tweed sofa is burned in my brain. We were introduced to the Lord family, and I was hooked. I couldn’t watch during the school… Read more »

Faith
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Faith

I completley agree with everything you have said! I haven’t watched since the very first episode because I was not born yet, but I have been watching since I was born as every generation in my family has watched. I grew up watching both OLTL and AMC and like you would watch during summer vacation and breaks from school. I started recording when I was in high school. I was 15 and finally got a vcr to go with the tv in my bedroom. I haven’t missed one episode since. All through high school, college, working while putting myself through… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Nora, Like you I started watching from the very first episode. My friend Dolores and I would rush home from school to watch our soaps. I have watched for 44 years. I went to college, raised a family, held a job and even when I was “just a housewife” I was never bored cause I had my stories. They were always something to look forward too and “time for me”. I am heart-broken to lose them and also, SO angry with ABC for their lack of regard for the fans that made their daytime programs a hit for so many… Read more »

Shrea Kellums
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Shrea Kellums

Amen

Thats all I have to say

Diane
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Diane

Nora, you have said so well what so many of us are feeling. When I worked at a grocery store, during lunch a group of us would gather and we would discuss Erika and Jackson from AMC and Asa, Clint and Vicki from OLTL……we would give our viewpoints on the various storylines and try to guess what would happen next…. Fridays would always leave you hanging and waiting for Monday…I seriously doubt anyone will be sitting on the edge of their chairs for The Chew or Revolution and whatever failing replacment program ABC comes up with after taking away our… Read more »

Melanie
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Melanie

I feel like I’m losing my Family members..ABC your making a HUGE MISTAKE….OLTL you will be Missed!!!!!

Melanie
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Melanie

P.S. after OLTL airs Friday I WILL NOT watch ABC,DISNEY, ESPN…..

leah
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leah

mighty fine looking cast. Best wishes to you all… Maybe we’ll get a movie or a book out of you all to tell us how it all ends….

Blake
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Blake

That was really sweet to see. Makes me both happy and sad. These people should not be losing their jobs. But at least the show is going off while they had great stories still.

Caitlin Gresta
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Caitlin Gresta

So sad to see them all together for the last time!

Suzanne Melton
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Suzanne Melton

I am sure the video would have been great if I could have see it. I heard it but the video part o f it didn’t work. I am going to miss OLTL. I have been watching from the beginning and I feel like a part of my family is dying. Best wishes to all the fine actors from OLTL

Sharon
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Sharon

I am very disappointed that this show is ending we all there has to be away to keep it.There are all those reality shows that I don’t know who watches,, there are other networks , One life to live I am so sorry to see you all go ….Hope you all fine bigger and better things,,, I am going to miss you .. Make a new Show Life lives on in Llandview…or just Llandveiw

Jackie C.
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Jackie C.

Thank you for the many hours of soap opera enjoyment. The cast and storylines of OLTL have been superb. I will miss the show . The cast picture was a rea; treat/

Brad
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Brad

ABC is robbing the general public of what they want. I no longer trust them, even if they are moving characters to GH, it is only so they don’t lose THAT audience. I cannot bring myself to watch, sorry. No Erika, no Robert Woods, no Hilary…no me!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Everyone, let’s call a news conference! Pass this on. We could post a day and meet outside nyc studios, say the end of January for people have to travel. Pass it on. Occupy Our Lives Soaps !

pass and re-post this on

barbara t
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barbara t

abc SUCKS ,but you still should watch gh,are you kidding me.think about it ,we want the ratings to go to general hospital or that will get axed to .we want to save the soaps not help abc kill them. dont watch abc ,just watch general hospital.we are trying to prove abc WRONG,that none of the saops should have been let go.by doing what you saying you are going to do will help abc wipe out another soap, one soap gone was bad ,2 was insane ,3 thats war .One life to live was my favorite and bringing some citizens of… Read more »

Stephanie
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Stephanie

That was so beautiful!

moneek77
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moneek77

So sad 🙁 Agnes Nixon looks so sad I don’t even think she smiled. Twice in a few months to say Good-Bye to what she has created has to take a toll

Carol
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Carol

What a beautiful shot of the cast and crew… OL has been a part of my life since 1969 and I can’t imagine it no longer being on. Thank you for the many wonderful years of entertainment…You will be missed…

Cindy
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Cindy

I WANT A PICTURE_ and, cast- THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES- as BOB HOPE once said, CINDY

Christine
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Christine

How sad, but the crew & cast are a class act. Made me tear up! You suck ABC powers that be, what a HUGE mistake!

Dee
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Dee

Like many here,I ‘m speechless and yet sadden that such a wonderful program has to come to an end. I have enjoyed and so use to watching you all that I had to rethink the times when making doctor appointments, forgetting you no longer will be around. To each of you, to those who are newly experience and those who spent the last 43 yeas on OLTL….all I can say is, God bless each of you and your families. May God direct and lead you to the right new acting jobs. May any new parts be a blessing from God.… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

I feel like I am losing a part of my FAMILY. I am devastated ABC is taking OLTL off. I have been a loyal FAN for 35 yrs. When I worked all day I would tape OLTL and GH to watch when I got home from work. I cannot express how UN Happy I am with ABC. I will MISS you all soooo much. XXXXX’s

Sheila A
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Sheila A

Like viewing a family album. Best wishes to all people of LLanview PA
TV at it’s finest!
I will miss each of you, daily.

Monique
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Monique

ABC made a biggest mistake ever. I have been watching since 1991 then stopped watching it but I watched it again in 1996. I love that show so much. It won’t be the same ever again.It was the best show ever. I will be disappointed that the show will be gone ait will not be the same ever again. Love that show so much.

Monique
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Monique

I do really miss that show so much. It won’t be the same no more. It was a heart broken and sad to see that show been cancelled. It is so sad to let them go. I have been watching it for a long time. I think I started watching it since 1990 then I stopped watching it since 1995. I began watch it again. I remember all the plot of the show. That show One life to Live is a wonderful show I ever I watch. I will be terribly miss that show. I will be missing the show… Read more »

Terry Ceparano
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Terry Ceparano

Thanks for that picture. My heart is breaking as the time nears. I’ve watched since 1972 & so this IS my family who will be missed more than words can say. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a large majority of these actors & actresses & these are memories & photos I’ll treasure forever. Goodbye OLTL!!

Chriss
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Chriss

Reading all the comments above, made me cry because I feel the same as everyone else. I, too, have watched OLTL since day one. As someone else said, did I see every episode, no. But over the years there are very few that I missed. Of all the ABC soaps, OLTL was always my favorite. I remember Vinnie Wolek, Tony Lord, Jennie, Brad, Karen, and so many more that have gone. As I said….I’ve watched forever. Now I couldn’t be more sad….or cry more or harder….if I lost my whole family. This is devastating to me. I’ve been crying since… Read more »

Karen M
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Karen M

Ms. Nixon THANK YOU!! Thank you for filling the last 33 years of my life with fun, drama, angst, tears, smiles, applause and a family that I will NEVER forget. Ms. Slezak – thank you for Victoria Lord Buchanan (as she will only be known to me as!) Mr. Woods – thank you for Bo Buchanan and for making it nearly IMPOSSIBLE for me to find a decent man that measure up to Bo! Ms. Smith – thank you for Nora Hanen Gannon Buchanan! An inspiration for me to be as strong as I could be and make it OUT… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Karen: This was lovely. It brought tears that are strolling down my eyes as I type this. I like how you addressed the longstanding Player’s….. in perfect order. U even added a touch of Humor and added Ole Asa in…., which he belongs. LOL I ONLY wish you wouldn’t have forgotten Dorian. I’m heartbroken that she isn’t in the final cast picture. I hope they picture shop her and place her in. She was certainly a dedicated player of the cast and beloved and thanked by Erika Slezak each time she won that Emmy. Thank you for ending your post… Read more »

Diane
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Diane

I agree and thank you for how beautifully you stated what so many are feeling.

Pat
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Pat

I too have watched OLTL since high school days, 40 years ago. I remember fondly Vicki and Meredith and Dr. Joyce Brothers. Joe Reilly, Karen Wolek, Vinnie and Wanda Wolek, Mark Toland (Tommy Lee Jones) and of course Dorian Lord. I could go on and on. It’s shameful that the network couldn’t work this out and find a way to continue scripted daytime television. Both AMC and OLTL shold have had a place on network TV but greed won in the end. My best wishes to the cast and crew, I’ll miss you.

luane raudabaugh
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luane raudabaugh

How nice to be able to see this and see everyone interacting with each other. Agnes, Erika and Kassie all looked like it was very hard to put on a happy face. I have watched this show since it began with the original “ikki Vicki” and am so happy to have been able to see Erika carry on this role-fab actress! I have enjoyed every single show and actor/actresses and truly feel honored to have been able to watch the best soap opera ever made! OLTL will forever be in my heart! The best of everything to all of you-you… Read more »

barb rose
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barb rose

As many of us I will not be watching the replacement shows for all my children and especially one life to live. the new shows are all of the same old excessivness this country is being lend into. How many self improvement and food shows do we need in this day and age when so many people can barely put bread on their tables let alone indulge in your self pleasing greed. One live to live took us out of the problems of these times, and escape the harsh realities in our lives. These new show are a slap in… Read more »

Erika
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Erika

I loved the video of the final cast photo shoot. I am so sad to see my last Soap go off the air, first AMC and now OLTL. It is getting so close to the last day and I am starting to get sad & mad all at the same time, lol. They both are my family of sorts over the years of watching them over my last 40 years. Goodbye & R.I.P AMC & OLTL. But I can say that I was happy to hear about Blair, Todd, Star & John going to GH which I usually do not… Read more »

Marie
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Marie

I am so sad it is the last week. I was sad about AMC and now OLTL. I unwind after work watching soaps. Definite void. Have started taping Young and the Restless and General Hospital. ABC is no longer on my friend list.

Mary
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Mary

I have watched One Life 40 years,named my son Clint ,after Clint Ritchie,Im so mad,Im losing my family,shame on you ABC,wished so much another network would pick up the show ,this week I can’t stop crying!,i will not watch ABC again Ill always treasure my issue of episodes with Asa and Renee on the cover,25 years ago,miss you all so much,I hope to see some of my family on other shows ,but breaking this show up is hard on me,,love you guys<3<3<3

Cathy M.
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Cathy M.

So nice to see the whole cast together for one last time. I have been watching OLTL for 30 years…I will miss it dearly. Good luck to all the cast and crew, and thank you sooo much for all the wonderful, entertaining shows!!

Janet
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Janet

Best of luck to the cast and crew of OLTL! You will be missed terribly. I have watched this show since the mid 70’s, you have been a huge part of my life. Thanks for the memories!

JANICE
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JANICE

I would like to say it is a sadden time to see this soap to come to a farewell. i started watching this soap when i was 9 with my grandmother. yall became a part of our family . we shed tears and we laughed at some of the scenes . but yall came in our house every day as clock work. never missed espoide .if i wasnt able to see it on the giving days i taped it and watched later. but i grew up sharing each special moment with everyone there. i am so upset about losing my… Read more »

David
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David

I’ve watched One Life to Live since 1993. I was 13 years old at the time and didn’t have any idea of who I was or what I wanted to be. I’ve changed a lot since then and have had many ups and downs. I feel honored and privileged to have spent 18 years with the citizens of Llanview. They feel like my second family and aside from my family, have been the most consistent thing that I have had. There will be a void when it is gone, but I know that I’ll look back and cherish the one… Read more »

Michele
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Michele

I’ve been watching OLTL for 30+ years! It’s my 2nd family! I will miss all of the actors, story lines, the whole show! Shame on you ABC for taking off these shows that are special to so many people! I will NOT watch The Chew, Revoluation, whatever it’s called! I hope ABC realizes it’s mistake once these new shows tank & BRING BACK OUR SOAPS!!!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Lets….Everyone, let’s call a news conference! Pass this on. We could post a day and meet outside nyc studios, say the end of January for people have to travel. Pass it on. Occupy Our Lives Soaps !

Pass and Re-post this on

hummingbird
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hummingbird

Bittersweet moments indeed. OLTL has been part of my life for 30 year. It’s been with me in good times & in bad. It was always a comfort to come home to. I love it & I will cry my eyes out once it finally ends 🙁 Long live the Manning’s!

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