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GMA Says Goodbye to One Life to Live – Watch the Video Segment!

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One Life to Live finale week kicked off this morning when Good Morning America’s special correspondent, former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison along with GMA anchor, Robin Roberts, took a look back at the legacy of the 43-year-old soap complete with historic clips of the social issue storylines, gut-wrenching drama and interview clips with the current cast including: Kristen Alderson, Jerry verDorn, Kassie DePaiva, Ilene Kristen, Tuc Watkins, and Erika Slezak.

You can see some of this was shot during breaks from the fantastic Fraternity Row fantasy episode, but in the end, we are sure you may get a bit misty as it’s all coming to its conclusion in five days. Watch the video segment after the jump and let us know what you thought of the piece.

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Blake
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Blake

I saw that this morning it was good. Sad to see Cameron Mathison teared up!

Ryan
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Ryan

I thought it was good also, just not long enough. Plus it was shoved towards the end of the show.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I thought the segment was complete BS! They call that a tribute. It was not even five minutes, how do they call that a tribute. As much as I love Cameron, he should not have been reprensenting One Life, someone from One Life should have! They said One Life was ending, seriously ABC … stop with the Half truths.

Gloria
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Gloria

Right. OLTL is being murdered. NOT ending.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I agree! The show was killed! They act like no one wanted to do it or watch it anymore! Lies!

barbara t
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barbara t

4 minutes and 31 seconds ,thats it? one life to live has been on 43 years and abc gives gma 4 minutes and 31 seconds .for what ? those cheep bastards.

Ryan
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Ryan

I’m sure the Emmys will be just as bad, probably worse. Look what they did to Guiding Light. They showed a minute or two of clips and then just had the cast bow and then cut to commercial break quickly after. No respect for the soaps. Ugh.

Gloria
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Gloria

They might as well not even have the Emmys anymore. What is the point? Last year’s was the worst I’ve ever seen.

Scott.
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Scott.

Get over it. Sorry. But GL/ATWT got less than two minutes at the Emmys; GL yes got a late night special but ATWT got nothing. They weren’t cheap, AMC didn’t even get this GMA segment.

barbara t
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barbara t

ok.Im just saying ,the soaps any of them deserve more time then ANY of them got.And right now abc is getting hell for it ,cause there taking off a perfectly good show ,that does get good ratings,but abc would rather put cheap programing on in place of good entertainment.AND 4 minutes and 31 seconds is an insult ,maybe not to you ,but to me,and Im sure that I am not alone in what I am saying.scott I think you like to argue,thtas ok ,so do I .

Lisa
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Lisa

They devote more time pushing the people of The Chew at us than they gave to OLTL. GMA has become little more than tabloid TV anyway and most mornings I end up tuning out. This so-called “tribute” and Friday’s installment of The View are no doubt the network’s way of appeasing the fans—-just more proof that ABC has lost touch with what used to be its audience.

barbara t
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barbara t

gloria,you are right about those emmys,last year was the worst ever ,cbs put on a show with everyone but the abc soap people ,also a non stop ads for there show ,it was very one sided.and I will never understand why one life to live is never picked best soap ,best actress best actor,Remember when kassie depava did a live show,she didnt miss a beat,and carried most of the show,why she didnt get an emmy that year,we will never know ,unless one life to live is up for an award,Ill pass on watching,when they ignore one life to live they… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

Somehow I knew that it was going to be like that. I recorded it, and when I got home and pressed play on the DVR I had to fast forward past 1hr and 47 minutes of GMA….just to get 4 minutes of a “Tribute” for OLTL. After 43 years that’s all they get. Even though I never pressed play on the other stuff, I saw that Beyonce seemed to be heavily featured. I understand that her having a baby may be big news for a lot of people….but I think the cancellation of OLTL is bigger. ABC just proves again… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

It was fun to see the clips and hear from the stars… but a tribute it was not! It was a commercial to watch this week… nothing more. So sad that ABC just doesn’t care how much we all care about these shows. I am still hoping someone will save OLTL… but it won’t be because of this commercial.

Karen
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Karen

GMA’s so called tribute was lousy. After 43 years, you’d think that they could come up with something better. They could have had some of the actors on to talk about the show and its legacy. I am still hoping that somehow OLTL can continue in some way. I know many are trying to fight for it. I hope it succeeds somehow. I’ve watched since I was in college in 1978 and to have it just disappear for a lousy talk show makes me sick. OLTL was pure escapism for me. I loved the characters, the actors, all of it… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Gosh almighty Cameron Mathinson’s voice is like taking fingernails on a chalkboard. And we could not get a OLTL veteran to do this? Once again they stepped in it!

Gloria
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Gloria

Mathison is WAY overrated in my opinion & was part of the reason I got tired of AMC. He has nothing to to with OLTL. James DePaiva would have been great for the “tribute” on GMA.

Marisa
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Marisa

I totally agree.

Torrey
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Torrey

Glad I’m not alone on that one. I’m so sick of seeing Cameron Mathinson be “The Voice of Daytime.” Could they not get one of the OLTL actors to do this…..I mean it is a completely different show from AMC. And am I the only one to notice how ABC did a much better job of promoting AMC finale than they have done for OLTL?

Marisa
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Marisa

I totally agree. He’s all about himself (and I’m an AMC fan). They think he’s cute, but he was not on AMC that long. If they want someone as a spokesperson of other starts they need someone who was on longer, and someone who is not just out for themselves. I think Tuc Watkins would be a good spokesperson and he’s funny, or Kassie DePaiva, Robin Strasser, etc.

Brian
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Brian

Great clips… bad sadly, ABC feels no more.

Jan
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Jan

Well GOOD RIDDING TO ABC!

jp
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jp

That’s a tribute… 4 minutes and 31 seconds. Well thanks ABC and GMA. I guess you thought one minute was worth a decade’s worth of exceptional work. But I guess you were being kind to give us an extra 30 seconds for the last six months. Once again, OLTL gets treated like it has always been in the past — ABC red headed stepchild.

david
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david

A brief, superficial, perfunctory obituary is all one could expect from the likes of GMA and ABCD.

Jared
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Jared

At first, I wanted to watch, but I decided not to because I’m boycotting ABC, Disney and any affiliated companies/advertisers. It seems a little hypocritical that the network wanted to pay tribute to our beloved ONE LIFE TO LIVE after they so mercilessly, without regard for the fans, murdered its number one soap opera.

Marisa
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Marisa

I was extremely disappointed. It seemed to be more about Cam Mathison’s closeups and feelings than about One Life to Live. There were not true interviews. I frankly thought it was a tease for fans to watch, but awful as far as being called a tribute. I hate ABC.

Carol
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Carol

I agree, the tribute was disappointing although that’s not Mathison’s fault. He does occasional segments for GMA and since he is a soap actor from a cancelled soap he was an appropriate choice. He was emotional at the end and that meant something to me. The cancellation of OLTL leaves a hole in my heart. I will miss the core characters and feel like I am losing some of my best friends. I have watched for over 30 years and it will be so hard to say goodbye. I never thought this would happen and I am so angry at… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Send your SOAP BAR’S to the Abc studio in NYC and show your fustration, by BOMBARDING THEM with soap, which is arriving from all across the United States and Canada. WE NEED to do this so that it can MAKE the News, and draw public support……!!!!!! And put the Revolution show out of work BC of No viewership! So “we” CANT SAY, “HeY, it’s enough people sending soap, I dont have to.” No, ” WE ALL” have to do it..! Cameron Maddison (Ryan) eyes teared up this morning on ‘Good Morning American’ after he Narrated the Histroy of OLTL, and… Read more »

Kimberly B
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Kimberly B

This is such a mockery! ABC deserves to collapse into HELL!!! I am so devastated. My grandpa is probably rolling in his grave right now, seeing his soaps slaughtered like this! They don’t even give the soaps the proper send off that they deserve. I am praying that someone will somehow throw us a lifeline and resurrect our soaps after ABC throws them away like trash. Maybe the Mayans were right…All I can think now is that the world really is going to end in 2012, and God just wants us to see what the end is going to be… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

I have been dreaming of OLTL lately because of the cancellation as well. This really blows.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

I’ll cry all week long because of this. I’m really feeling sad about all this! 🙁

Jan Hanley
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Jan Hanley

It’s so good to hear what other fans of OLTL are feeling. I am just miserable & I think ABC is despicable. Who cancels TWO long-running soaps in one day – and they weren’t the two lowest rated? General Hospital’s ratings haven’t been as high as OLTL’s for a long time. I think they just have a pick against Agnes Nixon, since both were her creations. I thought I’d be watching my beloved “One Life to Live” for years to come…But, OK, ABC, you will NEVER have the loyal viewers that you had for years with soap fans. Thanks to… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

What is the big deal about the self appointed spokesman for OLTL on the morning news. Whoever decided that one must nuts. His voice is not even good enough to be an actor. We fans that tuned in to see a tribute of OLTl got seriously taken in by a promotion that never panned out. This is like when Oprah had a show about soap stars and paraded them out and she neglected Tony Geary and Genie Francis after she introduced them. That was it! A lot of hype and no return. But it was all about Susan Lucci with… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Doe: Did we really get JIPPED or what? I wrote about this yesterday. But here is the reason we got jipped, taken in by Good Morning America. First of all, GMA is always 2nd in the ratings to NBC Morning show. So they wanted to BEAT nbc in the ratings, IF ONLY for a day. GMA knows that OLTL has STRONG AUDIENCE SUPPORT, and following. So they tried to capatiliz on that, and for their ratings. BUT they didn’t have ENOUGH finest to do it RIGHT, giving the viewers a real Tribute. It was pre-taped, no live OLTL stars talking,… Read more »

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Mishael Morgan Reveals Why She’s Taken ‘A Bit of a Step Back’ From Y&R and Gone on Recurring Status

This past June, we all celebrated the groundbreaking victory of The Young and the Restless‘ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) as the first Black actress to ever win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category during the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

In the months that followed, Mishael has not been seen as much on the top-rated CBS daytime drama, plus when fans noticed she was no longer in the opening main credits, it got them wondering just what is Morgan’s status with the show.

Finally today, via video on her Instagram story, Mishael shared some news after finishing her day of taping in Genoa City.

The Emmy-winner revealed she has indeed gone on recurring status with the show: “I just wrapped my last scenes back at Y&R, and I just wanted to let the cat out of the bag a little bit.  A lot of people have noticed that my name is not on the main credits anymore, and I wanted everybody to know that it was my decision.  I decided, actually, back in December, that I wanted to take a bit of a step back from the show.  I just felt like at this point in my life and this point in my career, I wanted to mix things up a little bit. But Y&R will always be home. I have so appreciated this safe place to land that they have given me, so I know that I can be back. They are like family to me, and coming back just reminds me of that.”

Morgan also thanked the loyal viewers and her followers expressing, “I’m so appreciative of you guys, and all the fans who have supported me along this Y&R journey. But I’m still on it, I’m still going to be recurring, so you’ll still catch me in Genoa City.”

The talented star ended with a tease of projects and roles to come, telling her fans to, “Keep looking out for new things.”

So will you miss not seeing Mishael as much on Y&R?  Are you exciting to see what roles and projects she gets involved with next? Are you glad she is still recurring with the show and will continue to make appearances in stories? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless Announces Showcast For 50th Anniversary Season

As Y&R gets ready to officially kick-off their 50th anniversary season, beginning tomorrow on September 30th, the CBS soap opera will be serving up audio-only episodes in a showcast, and go live on weekdays via podcast platforms everywhere.

Harkening back to the golden age of soap opera which began on radio, The Young and the Restless, will offer up a modern take on the audio soap, making it the first and only network soap opera to do so.  This way fans can listen in to the drama anytime anywhere.

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In a statement to Deadline, Steve Raizes, EVP of podcasting and audio for Paramount, shared: “We are thrilled to be launching The Young and the Restless as a showcast. As we continue to expand our podcast offerings, we find shows that share a deeply passionate fanbase translate well into the audio space.  We’ve seen significant success with this strategy with The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show: Ears Edition and expect similar results with The Young and the Restless.”

So, will you be checking out Y&R’s audi0-only episode showcast? Comment below.

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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