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Do You Know Your Agnes Nixon Trivia? Your Chance To Win Her Memoir, MY LIFE TO LIVE!

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OK, All My Children and One Life to Live fans, buckle up!

On-Air On-Soaps is offering up your chance to win a copy of the iconic Agnes Nixon’s just released memoir, My Life to Live!

Agnes Nixon set the bar for a standard of excellence in daytime dramas with her powerful and humane characters, her sense of storytelling, plot, and of course, telling the social issues of our time.

In My Life to Live, fans learn of how Agnes was a trailblazer in the industry in a world dominated by men and how she followed her dreams, her ambitions, and brought to life the character of Pine Valley and Llanview, while raising four children at the same time!

In 2010, Agnes received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and her shows are missed every day by its legions of fans.

So now, play our Agnes Nixon trivia contest!  Answer these questions after the jump correctly, and the first five people to have all the answers correct will receive her book.  We will contact you via email if you have won.  Good Luck!

AGNES NIXON TRIVIA QUESTIONS

1. What was the name of the character Agnes Nixon played in All My Children’s 35th anniversary episode in 2005?

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2. What was the name of the first Jewish family ever represented on a daytime soap opera that Agnes wrote when One Life to Live premiered back in the late 60’s?

3. What soap opera where Agnes was the head writer featured a cancer scare for a legacy character where the words PAP smear, cancer, and uterus, where never before allowed to be mentioned on-air?

Post your answers in the comment section below!

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Antonio
Antonio

1-Agnes Eckhart
2-The Siegels
3-Guiding Light with Bert Bauer

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

1.) Agnes Eckhardt
2.) The Goldbergs (as a show) or Rose Kransky (GL) and Nora Hanen (OLTL)
3.) Guiding Light

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

2.) The Siegels (…for my final answer!)

G
G

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

1-Agnes Eckhardt 2-The Seigals 3-Guiding Light..Bert Bauer,character had the exam in the early 1960s

Candice Mack
Candice Mack

1.Agnes Eckhardt
2.The Woleks
3.Guiding Light with Bert Bauer

Mitch Lopatin
Mitch Lopatin

Agnes Eckhart

The Siegals

The Guiding Light

Mike Dubin
Mike Dubin

1: Agnes Eckhardt
2: The Siegels
3: Guiding Light (Bert Bauer)

Mandy
Mandy

1) Agnes Eckhardt

2) The Siegels

3) Guiding Light

Jay
Jay

Aggie

Dave and Eileen Riley Siegel

Guiding Light for Bertha Bauer

Russ nichol
Russ nichol

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. The Segall
3. Guiding Light

Casey Hutchison
Casey Hutchison

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegel Family
3. Guiding Light

Elyse Worth
Elyse Worth

1. She played Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegel’s; Joe Riley’s sister married a Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Iakovos
Iakovos

Don’t need to play as I pre-ordered the book for delivery as soon as it was released. It is a wonderful book. What an interesting and creative woman! I love these memoirs from/about our daytime greats!

Stacy
Stacy

1. Agnes Eckhart
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Iris cohen
Iris cohen

1. Agnes Eckhardt

2. The Siegels

3. Guiding Light.

Thank you. I appreciate the chance to win Agnes Nixon’s book. I loved All My Children and miss it.

vinman
vinman

She played Agnes Echart is 35 the anniversary show.
The Segal’s …on OLTL
The Guiding Light…Bert Bauer’s character.

DAVID
DAVID

Agnes Eckhardt
The Siegels
The Guiding Light

darlene
darlene

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2.Siegel
3.Guiding Light

Tracey M.
Tracey M.

My answers are:

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. Siegel
3. Guiding Light

Marc Harshbarger
Marc Harshbarger

1. Agnes Eckhardt
2. The Siegels
3. Guiding Light

Thad Bosley
Thad Bosley

1-Agnes Eckhart
2-Dave, Eileen, Julie, Tim Siegel
3-Guiding Light, Bert Bauer

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davlestev1
davlestev1

1) Agnes Eckhart (aka Aggy a member of the pine valley hospital board) she convinced Joe Martin to move to pine valley and work for the hospital.

2) The Siegels (who were actually Jewish/Irish catholic mixed)

3) Bert Bauer Guiding Light (uterine cancer pap smear)

su0000
su0000

As for the trivia questions I haven’t a clue, zero knowledge..
However!
I have heard of Agnes Nixon the Godmother of the soaps..

((do I win a prize? ))

Jarrett Edwards
Jarrett Edwards

1. Agnes Eckhardt, Nixon also portrayed the ghost of Aggy, the founder of Pine Valley in a later episode. On OLTL she played Agnes, an angel and Agnes Dixon the creator of Fraternity Row.
2. The Siegels
3. Guiding Light, she actually won an award for crafting that story 40 years after it aired.

Bonus: What legendary soap was she the first head writer of? Search for Tomorrow, she wrote the first 13 weeks.

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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