We are delighted to have you visit us. Agnes Nixon is the celebrated creator, writer and packager of daytime dramas.  She is a pioneer in the genre and forever changed the face of television by creating a mosaic of ethnic and religious characters, infusing humor, and tackling potent social issues such as abortion and AIDS when no one else on television dared. Among the more memorable characters she has created are two of the genre’s best-known and loved, Erica Kane of “All My Children” and Victoria Lord Buchanan of “One Life to Live”.  Among the other shows she has also created are  “Loving” and “The City”.  She is a story consultant to ABC Daytime.

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Thank you for starting a website! I’m a huge fan of your work. You’re a creative genius and your soaps have brought so much joy and happiness to my life.

Jonathan on August 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

So glad to see you here, and perhaps have a chance to comment on story lines. I follow the message boards, but find the content strays often and is tedious. Can’t wait to see this done in your own words.
I am new to this concept as well. So good luck!

katrina55 on August 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

i love all your show

dewanna on August 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I grew up with All my Children use to race home from school to watch it,then One life to live. I still love these show, Thank You Miss Nixon for letting us see such a wonderful book you put together and for such two wonderful shows.. now if I can only find me a Adam Chandler or be a part of the Lord’s family I would be one happy girl..

CANDI on August 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Dearest Agnes,
This is a wonderful idea and I am so glad you are have formed your very own site. I have watched AMC since the very first show and am so looking forward to the 40th year anniversary in 2010. Hope we have an amazing celebration here in Los Angeles. I was at Susan Lucci’s star ceremony and talked with you there, along with the 35 year anniversary benefit in Manhattan. I so admire your work and your writing. I’ve had so much faith in the soap industry and am glad that ABC has continued to hang on, even in this economy. I am happy about the move to L.A. and think this is only the beginning of new and exciting things yet to come. Much love to you and thank you for your wonderful creations. They hold a big place in my heart and in my life. Kristyl Adams, Canyon Lake, CA.

Kristyl Adams on August 28, 2009 at 6:42 pm

This is a wonderful site.
I have been a fan of All My Children for 30 years. A lot of us fans are nervous about the show moving to L.A. by losing many of it’s wonderful characters, my main worry is the way the show has become,it has lost it’s history, it doesn’t seem to be about family anymore. I feel if they want to save the show the writers need to learn the history of the show,it needs to go back to it’s roots, A move to LA will not change that, the writing needs to improve.
I wish All My Children good luck in the move to LA and hope it continues for many more years..
Jewell Margolis

Jewell on August 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Hello Agnes – Love your new website and blog! The photos and videos bring back a lot of fine memories of days gone by. I wish AMC was still the powerhouse show it used to be back in the day, but I am quite worried that the move to LA will only serve to hasten its demise, given the current state AMC is in. IMHO, TPTB on AMC need to bring Cady McClain’s Dixie back alive to Michael E. Knight’s Tad asap. At the very least they need to drop a major hint before the move west that their reunion IS definitely in the works and then follow through with it, if they want to motivate AMC’s many veteran fans to follow the show through its transition and beyond. Veteran fans need and/or want tangible ‘hope’ of being able to watch Tad with the love of his life Dixie ‘together forever’ again onscreen to keep them vested in AMC through and beyond the move. Please, put a good word in for finally reuniting AMC’s best ever supercouple. IMHO, it is the ONLY way the show will survive the move to LA. Thank you for almost 40 years of AMC, especially the many ‘warm fuzzy’ moments that felt like home. Love in the afternoon was great while it lasted, and could be again if you can get TPTB on AMC to wise up and bring Cady’s Dixie back alive to MEK’s Tad. I hope you agree with me that it would be the perfect way to kick off AMC’s 40th Anniversary. Thank you for listening and caring all these years.

Susan on August 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Dear Ms. Nixon,
I would just like to thank you for creating “All My Children”. I was a 10 year old sick little girl confined to my bed when it first aired and I have been watching ever since. My sister and my mother and I have all been watching, crying, laughing, enjoying together through all the loves, babies, marriages, divorces, crimes of passion all for the love of all their children. I will be 50 years old when you celebrate the 40th year of AMC and I just want to say thank you to you for sharing your children with us, keeping us company through all the events in our lives, the loves, losses, happy, wonderful, all the days of our lives. We thank you, and wish you 40 more years of success with AMC. Thank you, Susie, Yvette and Sandy

Susie on August 28, 2009 at 11:10 pm

I started watching All My Children and One live to live while at Northwestern in Alpha Chi Omega…your school and soroity! Here I am almost 35 years later and I’m still a huge fan! Thanks for keeping our shows fun and interesting!

lori on August 29, 2009 at 5:08 am

Dear ‘Aggie’–here is a column I wrote on your appearance on AMC last year! It is called “Agnes Nixon: Always Our Guardian Angel” Hope you will add it to your archives.


Your site is wonderful. Your voice and opinions are still very much prized by all the viewers who loved your work over the years!! Your intelligence, insights and womanly wisdom are MUCH needed right now in the public soap dialogue!

All the best and love
Connie Passalacqua Hayman

connie ph on August 29, 2009 at 5:12 am

Spectacular website. I have been a long time fan of All My Children since about the age of fourteen years old. The very first episode I can remember seeing of All My Children is with Mary Kennicott and Jeff Martin, she was pregnant and tied up I believe by bank robbers? Forgive me if that’s wrong, it was so many years ago. My question for you today Agnes is of all the guest celebrities you have met through the years with creating the soaps who was your absolute favorite to meet? Thank you for this wonderful website of memories, Lori.

Lori on August 29, 2009 at 6:59 am

Welcome to the wide world web! I have been a viewer of AMC since it’s inception. Thanks for your creativity and for you contributions to the world of great storytelling!

Pat on August 29, 2009 at 7:17 am

We are so delighted to welcome you into our homes for so many years! You bring so much enjoyment into our lives and we can not wait until the next episodes of our shows to see what happens to the members of “our families”. Keep up the great work!!

Gena on August 29, 2009 at 8:06 am

I LOVE YOU Agnes Nixon! Thank you so much for bringing AMC and OLTL into my life. I watch both shows religiously everyday. You are such a wonderfully talented lady, and it is my dream to someday meet you. I once wrote an essay in high school, about 10 years ago, of the people I would most like to meet. I wrote about my deceased grandfather I never got to meet, Jesus, and you! I wrote about how wonderful it was that you had so much creative power-even back in the 1950’s and 1960’s when women weren’t viewed as equals, and how you will go down in history as the creator of two amazing shows. I absolutely love this website, and look forward to reading about your struggles, determination, and hard work to bring me shows that helps me escape the realities of my everyday life! God bless you, and I hope we can meet very soon!

David on August 29, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thanks so much Agnes. It was because of people like you and Bill Bill that I fell in love with daytime. I have always wanted to be a writer in the genre, yet sadly today they keep shuffling around the same old writers and no develop new talent. The main reason why I loved your soaps is because you believed that diversity was an important part of your soaps. I love AMC and believe I could write it better then Chuck Pratt. In fact as a child I wrote my own soap opera in notebooks and later in college wrote another soap that my friends on campus couldn’t wait to read and act out. Currently I have outlined 2 other other soaps and one I have written on my website dedicated to soap. Anyways I just came by to check out the site and say I hope soaps last for a longer time as I would love to head write for on of them and AMC is at the top of my list. http://www.timeaftertimeonlinedrama.webs.com

david adam nole on August 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

I would like to congratulate you on the launching of a beautiful site! For all lovers of AMC, OLTL and the soap opera genre, thank you for this wonderful repository of memories!

Caren Dwyer on August 29, 2009 at 10:07 am

I am so excited to find this website. Ms. Nixon, you are truly a precious jewel in the world of soaps. I have watched AMC since the mid 70’s, and watched OLTL since the late 70’s. You have given me limitless hours of enjoyment. I have laughed, cried, and fallen in love with so many of your beautifully written characters. Thank you so much for your sharing your talent with so many who admire you so much.

marianne824 on August 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

Agnes is a genious!

kim on August 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I have been watching this show for 1 whole year. My mother had been watching it from the 70’s to around 2001 and stopped because of her work.
I have seen The 20Th anniversary episode, The 25Th anniversary week, the All my children opera special, and the carol Burnett special.

This show is just like family. But lately the writing isn’t as realistic and the characters are not as realatable as they use to be. I believe its because the characters lost their sense of humor.

I hope I am not being rude.
Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt on August 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm


You are awesome! I have watched AMC with my mom since the beginning. It was my first soap and she and I still talk about it all the time! Thank you for giving us a wonderful show all these years and congratulations on your website!

Cindy on August 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I love the fact that you created some of the more famous daytime serials of today’s generations and I love the new website keep up the good work Agnes Eckhardt Nixon.

Dancefreack16/Holly Marie Coeburn.

Holly Marie Coeburn on August 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I’m thrilled you started a website. I’m certain your many fans will enjoy reading your blog and visiting often. Thank you so much for your creative works that have touched millions over the years.

Carolyn Mohr on August 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

How Wonderful! I’ve been with AMC since it started. And OLTL many years also. You’ve given me so much happiness over the years and I thank you and look forward to many more! Nancy Pike, Fl.

Nancy on August 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

Dear Ms. Nixon:

I’ve been a fan of AMC for a number of years and enjoy the show very much. Congratulations on this year’s Emmy nods to a well deserving cast and crew.

Have you ever thought of compiling the music played on AMC onto a CD and selling it to the general public on-line?

Also, as this may be the last AMC fanclub gathering in NYC, would you be attending it?

I know that so many fans out there would be honoured to meet you.

Kind Regards,

Toronto, Canada

Helga Hryb on August 30, 2009 at 8:36 am

Thank you for such a lovely website, loaded with wonderful memories! One Life to Live is my favorite soap. I began watching OLTL from its debut. I enjoyed the stories and how every walk of life was represented. I loved Dr. Craig, Anna Wolek, Carly, Sadie, Josh, Ed Hall and even Dr. Trainor. Considering today’s OLTL, how do you feel about the show’s inability to create a storyline that prominently features minorities? The current minority characters are not well-rounded and appear to only be secondary characters that are easily removed. Characters such as RJ Gannon had such a strong presence but has been relegated to oblivion. I had such high hopes for the Vegas, Gannons and the Williamson sisters. Christian’s character is fairly non-existent, Hank and RJ came to town, never to be seen again; Evangeline was such a wonderful character and meshed well with many of the other main characters, but is off screen in a coma; Layla is pretty much a joke. Layla’s character is not well defined and rudderless. How do you feel about the direction the OLTL writers have taken in regards to minority storylines? Considering the monumental strides society has made in the last 40 years, electing an African American as President, a Latina is now on the Supreme
Court, but OLTL can’t sustain a minority storyline! Your comments, please.

Traci on August 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

Thanks Agnes For All Your Hard Work And Heart Love Ya!!!

Jenna on August 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

This site, is just lovely. It reminds me of how good AMC use to be. All the Tad and Dixie clips/pictures, made me miss them more. We need to get Cady McClain back on this show!!! When she is free, the show should definitly get her back!!!

lexi ray on August 30, 2009 at 11:02 am

What a lot of fun I just had remembering! Love this site and hope it continues! I also want to say I am very worried about the move across the country for the cast. If you lose main characters you will surely lose many, many fans! Please make sure you save our show and cast!

JJ on August 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm


Thank you for youre wonderful creation of All my children. Who is youre favorite character from that show and if you could create a new storyline for him , what would it be?
Tony from Montreal , Quebec.

tony. A on August 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Thank you for creating All My Children. It’s been a part of my life since I was a eleven years old. I hope one day all the shows can be put on DVD. My favorite couples through the years have been Erica & Jeremy and Tad and Dixie. Unfortunately, All My Children has not been the same in recent years. After they killed Dixie off, I pretty much lost faith in the show. Not only was there a feeling of disappointment, there was a feeling of betrayal. However, I love your website, and it reminds me of the good old days when soaps were great! I wish you were still in charge, because you knew how to make a great soap opera.

Ann Marie on August 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Welcome to the web Mrs. Nixon! I would like to say that many of us eagerly anticipate your every word, as always.

Jordan on August 31, 2009 at 12:20 pm

i have been watching all my children with my mom since i was old enough to focus on the tv. now i am 21 and have a 3 month old and we watch it everyday together. i feel like all my children is really my family!

Tiffany on August 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Thank you SO MUCH Ms. Nixon for All My Children, which I have enjoyed since January 1970! This website is wonderful & thanks for hosting it. I am enjoying the trip down Memory Lane, which may be a street in Pine Valley or Llanview, who knows? XO All the Best & may God Bless U & yours.

Donna L Maxwell on September 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I have been an “All My Children” fan since I started watching with my sister during a heat wave in the summer of 1980 when it was just too hot to go outside. I can’t wait to see more photos from the show and learn more about what challenges soaps face today. Best of luck, Agnes, on this site and thank you for creating a family that has offered us years of entertainment, education, laughter, anger, suspense and, of course, drama.

Marc on September 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

What a wonderful place to come to enjoy, remenise,learn remember the splendor and wonder that was Agnes Nixon’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”.

Thank you!

Sydney Angel on September 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I have been watching ALL MY CHILDREN faithfully since it began, thank you for creating such a wonderful story and making us a part of your family all these years. Best of luck with the move to California, I hope you don’t miss a beat!
All My Love Misty

Misty on September 3, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I don’t know what I would have done without Ms. Nixon and the ABC soaps. Through raising a family (now all grown), cancer, getting divorced after 35yrs. and loosing jobs over the years they have always been there. Like reading a good book….Everyone wanting to be Erica and now Kendale….even over the years I have recorded them when I was working and watched them at night over network TV. Thanks Aggie for all the memories………..

Nancy on September 4, 2009 at 5:25 am

What do you think of AMC big move to Ca.? I am afraid of losing Susan Lucci and all the other’s like Adam, Joe Martin etc..etc. who have been with the Show from the start won’t want to make such a big move. What is going to happen to our Show?

Dawn Hannock on September 4, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hello Agne Nixon. How are you? Good I hope! A friend of mine told me about this site, so thought I’d check it out.

First I have to start with that I LOVE All My Children!!! My parents have watched it for years, and when I was in high school, in the ’90’s, I started taping it to watch when I got home! Ever since then, I have been a loyal watcher!!! I came in with Haylay and her back hair, saw plane craches, watched Erica get married MANY times, watched Tad be funny and saw them ALL in their sad times to happy times!!!! It’s great! I even ran out and got the 25th Anniversary book!

I really could go on and on, but I’ll spare you my babble (hee hee). I’m part of a “Family” we have on this weight loss site called SparkPeople.com. It’s a great site and we all help and support each other. I have joined many teams on there from TV’s shows to crafts… but my All My Children team is my favorite! Us women on there talk about the show and even pretend we are part of the show, for fun! I’m a Zach fan, and we even have a David Hayward fan… hee hee. Like I said with the help of YOUR show, we have become a family!!! I just love it!!!

One thing that saddens us, is this move. I’m trying really hard to be happy about it, but to see favorite stars leaving or maybe leaving (Like Zach or Erica) just makes me sick to my tummy. There are people on our team that talk about stopping watching the show, if people like Erica leave. We are DEFINITELY not fans of the Charles Pratt (is it?) guy! We are SO affraid he is killing off the BEST show on TV!!! I feel so bad for you and what I have heard, you are okay with it…but is it because you “have to be”. These are like family members to us all and it’s like we are loosing a memeber…or should I saw most of them.

Myself, I’d like to keep watching the show, no matter what / who’s on, but I will have to agree that this “new guy” is slowly killing your show! Again, it IS the best show out there, and even though I may watch Lost, or Grey’s Anatomy, etc… All My Children is a HUGE part of my life…from being little to now… and I’d hate to see this guy kill the show! I guess I just had to say something to let you know how we all feel.

We love you, Agne, and THANK-YOU for your show! It has helped me through many times! Gives us a release of the everyday stuff and the romance we all long for (hee hee). I’ll continue to watch the show, but will PRAY that Charles Pratt will not KILL something that is so important to so many of us! I speak for myself, my parents (even my Dad and husband watches), ALL my family on Sparks… Please help the show and keep it what it was. You are the best and only you can save All My Children.

God bless Agne Nixon and have a wonderful day.

All smiles,

Missy on September 4, 2009 at 11:23 am

I love this website and all the old pictures. In the first video it showed a family tree page of All My Children. I would love to see a full page version of that so I could study it to get an idea of the web of relationships you have on All My Children. I have only been watching for about a year and I still get confused sometimes about how people are related.

Betsy on September 4, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Hello again Agnes – Just checking to see if you got my first blog entry posted above on August 28, 2009. I am wondering because, as of today, it is still awaiting moderation. I hope you did and that you agree with me about the importance of getting Cady McClain back on AMC as Dixie asap.

Susan on September 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I thank you, Agnes Nixon for bringing All My Children to my life. It’s a great escape from reality. I have been watching All My Children since I was about 12 (I’m 26 now), watching it with my grandmother (who has been watching it since the beginning). However, as of lately, I have not been a loyal viewer of AMC because I have not been happy with the direction that it has taken with the writing (Charles Pratt). I feel as though he has taken what I used to love about AMC and made it into something I don’t even recognize anymore. I hate that he has taken your masterpiece and made it unwatchable. Not to mention, the viewership has lowered. What I would love is for the old writers, veteran characters (Dimitry, Edmund, Brooke, etc..) and reestablish what AMC (your baby) is all about. I’m not completely through with AMC, but until things are changed (the writers), I will not view AMC.

Tracy on September 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm

who opened the book on the first opening?

Andrew Wyatt on September 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Dear Agnes, Thank you for all your creations….You have given so much pleasure to me and to millions of others….and you have helped many of us be a bit more tolerant and understanding of others ..with love and
gratitude, your biggest fan

marsh hill on September 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

I love All My Children. I watch it every day with my daughter Cecilee.. Speaking of Cecilee.. Could you please bring Cecily Davidsen back from California? Anytime my daughters name comes up, they say what a beautiful name or, ” Thats from All My Children and I just loved that chartacter. On Facebook there is a group of girls with the name Cecilee and almost 100% of them tell my daughter that there mother’s got the name from “All My Children: Good luck with the move to LA. I will still be watching!! Thank you

sharon maze on September 9, 2009 at 11:03 am

I Cant believe that abc is moving all my children to l.a. All my Children is a new york based show ads a new yorker i am very dissapointed that they are leaving the best city in the world i love seeing the actors and actresses around the city i am also upset that torsten kaye and aliacia minshew probaly wont be going to los angeles i think if i was abc i would do everything in my power to keep those two actors

Milton Bonilla Jr on September 10, 2009 at 5:39 am

Love the site and so love Aggie Nixon. She is a giant!

Dylan Glenn on September 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

Dear Agnes, Bless your Irish Ancestor and thank you for keeping your seat of your pants to the seat of the chair and making the world a better place. My question is did your mentor irna also care about social issues and weave them into her shows?

Thanks you for all the great stories!

Jamie Wylie, Portland oregon

agnesnixon on September 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Ms. Nixon,

I just wanted to thank you for the hours of entertainment that I have enjoyed for years. I discovered soaps at my grandmother’s knee and have loved them since. I began watching AMC when Tad was still the town Cad, Jenny and Greg were making eyes at each other and Liza was stirring the pot.

To a young kid the thought of a father and son fighting over a woman (Asa/Delilah/Bo) was intriguing, but it was Tina’s antics that kept me in Llandview.

So thank you. When I think back on all the storylines, all the actors, all the reveals, it’s astonishing how much I remember and how much I still hold dear.

Thank you for that.

Richiey Hayes, Largo, MD

Richiey on September 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I was born in 1970 and grew up watching OLTL and AMC < the writers need to watch early episodes from youtube. we need charecters that are three diminshinal,stop rewriting history, tie up lose ends.I will always watch but the writers need improvment.. thank you agnes nixon for years of entertainments

Rick on September 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I was born in 1970 and grew up watching OLTL and AMC < the writers need to watch early episodes from youtube. we need charecters that are three diminshinal,stop rewriting history, tie up lose ends.I will always watch but the writers need improvment..(MAKE US LAUGH MAKE US CRY..MAKE US WAIT) thank you agnes nixon for years of entertainment…

Rick on September 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm

hey aggie,
i love you so much and miss you i can’t wait to see you soon, would you just look at all these comments!!!!

agnesnixon on September 12, 2009 at 3:40 am

oh and bi the way its maggie aggie your clone!!!

agnesnixon on September 12, 2009 at 3:41 am

Good Morning Agnes,

I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know I love the website. I have to say that my favorite show growing up was “Loving”. I remember being in High School and taping Loving, All My Children and One Life to Live. I would be able to skip through a lot of All my Children and One Life to Live but “LOVING” was the one that I feel absolutely got me through life. I could have a terrible day but when I got home, I knew I could just leave the world behind and go to Corinth, PA with the Alden Family. I miss that show so much. It was the best one you have ever created. And I loved the half hour format too!!!

Jason on September 12, 2009 at 4:41 am

I grew up with oltl and amc…the writers need to make us laugh make us cry make uas wait….

deebs on September 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Dear Agnes:Since my freshman year in college I have enjoyed your treasure chest of characters you created in All My Children.Now almost 40 years later, I still savor many memories of those who have passed that gave me such laughter and moments of just viewing pleasure. Phoebe, Mona and Myrtle as well as Grandma Kate will always be cherished by long time fans such as myself.Seeing and meeting several actors from AMC and One Life at SSW in Orlando have been very memorable.This and so much more ,thanks to you and your grace and wisdom as a writer has allowed me hours of enjoyment through the years.Thank you for this website and I hope you read our thoughts and letters and communicate with us when time allows.You are the best,Agnes Nixon!
all my love,John Saarie Ocala,Fl

John Saarie on September 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Dear Ms. Nixon,
I have been in awe of your writing for a long time. I also appreciate your handling of Social Issues. I love “All My Children” and “One Life To Live.” These shows have helped me in who I am. I am gay and am also an alcoholic. Kyle, Fish, Billy, Bianca Have been great role models for me. I also like to thank you for Erica and Mark’s story on addiction. It touched me dearly. Thank You again.

May God Bless You!


Myles Miller on September 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Dearest Aggie,

Your website is so beautiful, informative, and inspiring; just like you! I am so relieved to have all of this info in one place and some of those memories downloaded from your multi-talented mind. It is so amazing to look through your timeline of achievements. I only have one criticism; where is the birth of your first and most amazing (jk,other g-kids) grandchild in 1973??
Characteristically, you have created another gem to benefit your loyal fans and added a lot of work to your load; answering all these posts! Sheesh, I hope you have some help, I’d be happy to offer mine…
All of my love to you, Ceara

ceara on September 17, 2009 at 7:28 am

Thank you so much for this beautiful site! You have no idea how much I enjoyed these episodes, your interviews, etc. It is a real treat to this long-time viewer (30+ years). If only.. we could get you back writing! You are so missed!

Harold on September 19, 2009 at 12:18 am

Loving and The City were two of my favorite soaps. They were well written with families you could love and follow for generations. You can sure tell the difference with soaps now. They are terrible and for someone who started watching them 35 years ago or more to stop watching is saying alot. We miss your influence and writing. Thank you for all the years of good story telling you gave us.

Cathy Hughes on September 19, 2009 at 11:13 am

I have watched all my children from the beginning and I am just a big a fan today as I was at the beginning !! Thank you Agnes Nixon for the greatest soap ever !!!

and thanks for this website !!

Dette on September 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Hello Wonderful Lady!
I too have watched from the start, but sadly I missed many shows before the VCR was invented!!
I was so jealous of Y&R fans who got yesterday’s show at lunch time the next day!! Boo hoo!
I have been one of those fans who does not want to know about the actor’s real lives.
I love just being swept into the other world of my fictional family.
There I don’t have to be careful what I say about them or their situations as I can gossip with impunity LOL!!
I thank you for making me laugh right out loud, for reducing me to heartfelt sobs, for making me think, and often re-think a position.
AMC’s actors are some of the most talented and hard working folks on TV! May the soaps long live as they are not only an entertainment, but also a teaching tool, an invitation to consider tolerance and therefore an influence on life in general.
Oh okay…I’ll admit it…for a lot of us women, this soap is pure “Emotional” Porn!! Ahhhh yes!
Via the strong acting and well developed character portrayals, we at home can walk in different shoes and vicariously live thru some extreme situations that we may never get to do in our everyday lives.
Thanks to ALL of you who make it happen!

Catherine on September 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

Dear Mrs. Nixon,
what was it like writing for the Guiding Light?
Can you please come back to the writing staff so you can consult some of the newer writers on making the show a family, and to give the characters a sense of humor and a sense of morality?

Andrew Wyatt on September 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm

roger howarth is the best actor i’ve seen tea and todd omg!please bring him back as todds brother a relative of victor lord and mad at every one for being mad at victor lord or he can be blairs new man or he could just steal terafrom the todd we got now something plzzz bring roger with those green eyes back ty atwt does nothing for his character and you r the bes aagnes ty keep up the good work

lisa on September 22, 2009 at 9:32 am

bring roger howarth back ty

lisa on September 22, 2009 at 9:32 am

Dear Ms. Nixon,
I am currently writing some “Guiding Light” Retrospective articles for http://www.ustownhall.com, and I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a phone interview with me for our Internet radio show regarding your time at GL.

If you prefer to do a print interview, I could send you a list of questions by email and we could conduct an interview that way.


Scott Katz on September 23, 2009 at 9:21 am

Dear Mrs. Nixon: Thank you for your vision about soap operas. I have been a fan of yours since my college days. I used to put my classes around the soaps so I could watch all three of them.(AMC,OLTL, and GH). I still to this day watch 5 of them now.(Y&R and DOOL). I read about your web site in ABC Soaps IN DEPTH and just had to write you. Thank you again for your writing. God Bless You! Cheryl Blaney, McHenry, Il

Cheryl Blaney on September 23, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thank you for all that you have done for daytime.You are a true icon.I love your new site.I follow all my children daily.Its a pleasure to be able to write you and may god bless you.Tony Holm

tony on September 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Hi mom,
Bob told me about your site and I had to see it for myself. You know I wish you all the love and success that intended. I hope to see you soon. We all miss and love and adore you.

Love your other son from DC

I have another poem for you.

Rodney Stotts on October 8, 2009 at 6:29 am

I am also trying to blog for the first time!!! sorry if i am sounding rude.

Why doesn’t the all my children writers seem like they care anymore? the stories hardly make any sense, and their not funny or socially relevant any more.

Is it true that Brian Fronz is trying to cancel all soaps and replace them? or is that just rumor? also, why did Julia Barr leave, and can they bring her back???

Can you return to consult with the staff?

Andrew Wyatt on October 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I started watching AMC at the beginning also, I was home recuperating from an operation. And as soon as VCR’s were out I got one and started taping. In fact, I still have most of those tapes. Don’t ask me why. I just can’t throw them away.
Like everyone else has said, Thank You, both for all your work and this web site. The minute I found it I e-mailed both my daughters and a friend with the news. And like some of the others I feel the writers are screwing things up. But somehow it all seems to get better. There have been bad writers before and we have survived.

God Bless,
Gloria Parker

Gloria Parker on October 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Miss Nixon even thou I think the move to LA is going to be bad for the show there is a lot of new faces to use dont bring back dead people i will miss the Zack line how long will erica be on ,susan has to move or commute doesnt seem likea t her age it will last ,and what about her wardrobe little to much showing.keep the story line short this stewart murder was a bad story line and to long love opal , dont bring back old ones like grenlee have new blood more interesting get tired of old story lines
I know your not the only one writeing so hope there will beinprovement soon. nice to see a doctor for david that will be lot like him to get on each other nerves ,give the baby TREVOR back to jake
his child anyhow.and what with the old ones Tad needs a new and fresh love he so good hope he stays too.

Evelyn Macenzie on November 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Is their any surprises in story for the shows AM C’s 40Th anniversary?
Do you know if anyone else is coming back to the show besides green lee?

Andrew on November 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Dear Agnes,

Wow you are a trully amazing individual. I dont think you know how your work has impacted many of us. I love OLTL and I am concerned about its possible cancellation next year. I often here as being the stepchild of the network. I cant imagine an day without Dorian and Viki. Pleas tell us its just a false rumor. I have been watching that show since I was 8 years old in 1986. There arent many Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak’s out there…

Ge on November 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm

i am so exited that brooke is coming back, i hope that she stays on contract!

Andrew Wyatt on November 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Dear Agnes

Please come back as Head Writer. all you have to do is write and e-mail the work to LA.

With Love
Drew Wyatt

Andrew Wyat on November 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I was wondering what you thought about the cancellation of Guiding Light? Personally I think the show started to get really good at the end and began to get it’s act together too bad it didn’t have time to rebuild…How do you think this will effect daytime? How do other shows fare and what changes will be made to help them transition into the new age? How do you think Irna Phillips would feel knowing her crown gem was removed from the air? And how do you think she would have responded to the onscreen ending?

PGP on November 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Dear Agnes,

Thank you so much for this amazing website. I’ve been “lurking” for a while, because your work, particularly AMC but also One Life and Loving, has meant so much to me growing up that I don’t know where to start. I still don’t…

On a practical note though is there a way to get the website admins to use a different video format? I’ve spent hours, close to days trying to watch the video treasures on this site. For the “lost” AMC episodes I can get the first two sections of each episode to play and then it loses the connection. If you used youtube or a similar format I think more people could watch these (I’ve talked to others with the same problem).

Thank you for *everything*


Eric Henwood-Greer on November 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Agnes Nixon,
I’m very concern with the comments with regards to the possible cancellation of ONE LIFE TO LIVE next year. It was very apparant that ABC didn’t want to invest in HD for OLTL. I have been a huge fan of OLTL for about 30 years. Do you have any comments on this? If so, How can we try to keep the show on the air?

Thanks again for your hard work and dedication through out the year.

Brian Keith on November 29, 2009 at 9:09 am

Is Natalie going to stab mich

andrew on November 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Dear Agnes,

Can you come back to the show as a writer? You probably can do it online!

What do you think about Charles Pratt Jr?

Andrew Wyatt on December 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

So glad to see this super, cool website! With the recent cancellation of Guiding Light…And the impending doom of the upcoming cancellation of As the World Turns…I’m wondering is today’s viewing audience no longer interested in daytime soap operas? Is the soap opera era coming to end? I’m concerned as I don’t know what I would do without my Llanview family of OLTL! Thanks…Mario

Mario on December 13, 2009 at 9:16 am

I have been a fan of “One Life To Live” ever since it started back in 1968, and I think I enjoyed it most back in the beginning with the Lord, Wolek, and Siegel families. Anyway, my all-time favorite character was Joe Riley. I don’t know whether you’ll even receive this, or be able to answer, but I have always wondered if Lee Patterson was as much fun in real life as he seemed to be (most of the time–unless it was a really serious storyline) when he was playing Joe.

Stan on December 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Dear Ms Nixon, The 40th anniversary show was wonderful! I especially liked the part where Adam was trying to remember all his wives in order. I’d also like to Thank You for the Tad-Dixie story lines as they were and always will be my favorite. Tad the Cad will always have my heart! Thanks for all you’ve done! Julie

Julie on January 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Sorry, I forgot to ask. Did the person who got hit by the front door at the Martin’s house during the 1994 tornado, get hurt? It sure looked like the guy got hit hard. I know it was supposed to be Tad but if it had been him (M. Knight), I think he might still have the welt on his forhead!

Julie on January 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Hello, Agnes. I really like your new web site. It is beautifully done. I have stopped watching AMC because I threw in the towel when they killed off Dixie for the second time. I couldn’t understand why Tad and Dixie could have some happiness for a while especially with his daughter Katie being alive. Tad and Dixie could have been the next Joe and Ruth Martin of Pine Valley and left a great legacy.

I did watch AMC yesterday because of the 40th anniversary, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was great to see old faces and reminisce about the past.

OLTL is my favorite soap now, mainly because of the Buchanans. I especially love Natalie and love her pairing with John McBain. I consider John and Natalie to be the next Tad and Dixie of OLTL, but the writers are not giving them a chance to be a real couple.

But I am so fearful that this show will get canceled this year sometime. The writing for this show has never been more incompetent and story lines are too filled with agendas and meaningless plots. Mr. Carlivati seems to have no imagination as he tends to recycle many past stories. He also continues to drastically change the rich history of the characters to suit his current plot points. Speaking of plot points, the writing is full of plot points rather than real stories which develop characters and revolve around the core families.

I have not been happy with Carlivati’s writing since he took over as head writer and I really think he will be ultimate demise of this show if something isn’t done to fix it. I really don’t want this show I’ve been watching for 40 years to get canceled. It seems no one at ABC Daytime is interested in fixing this problem.

Thank you for listening.

Los Angeles

Vicki on January 6, 2010 at 7:08 am

Whats up “AGGIE” as a male I grew up watching OLTL and AMC I know many hetero males like my father who watched back in the day. The 70s and 80s were golden years for these shows, and daytime… The TPTB need to heed your words…..MAKE US LAUGH MAKE US CRY MAKE US WAIT.

Deebs on January 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

Ms Nixon,
Loved the 40th Anniversary show! I was so sorry to hear that James Mitchel passed away. “Palmer” will be terribly missed. I hope there will be a show dedicated to him with past episode clips to show what an integral part he played as a member of Pine Valley. He was such a talented actor! God Bless “Palmer”

Julie on January 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Hi Miss Nixon. We are seventh grade students doing a Chicago Metro History Fair project on the innovation of soap operas. We have learned a lot about you and your contribution to the development of soap operas and would love to ask you some questions or possibly set up an interview if you are in the Chicago area. We have researched Irna Phillips in great depth as well and would like to find out what it was like to work with her.

Thank you for your time,
Sophia, Tori, Anne, and Kira

Sophia Sherry on February 26, 2010 at 6:53 am

Good day Misses A. Nixon, I must say what a wonderful job you have done these 40 yrs. with OLTL.I have been the showes biggest fan since my wife got me hooked on it back in 2004. I know you might recieve wild and crazy letters and e-mails from all over, but im really one of OLTL and your biggest fans and would really like to meet you one day. It would be an honor just to meet you or to one day in my wildest dreams, become a part of one of soaps greatest shows.Please, hear me out,every since I was 14, I’ve wanted the chance to big on the big stage, its hard to be seen when you come from little ole Williston, FL, but one day someone will hear my cry, and with hard work and alot of determination, I Will Make It On OLTL.

Sincerly Your with love Ryashad Edwards

Ryashad Edwards on April 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Dear Sophia, Tori, Anne and Kira,

My granddaughter is in seventh grade. I hope you are enjoying it as much as she is. School is so important and I’m glad you are taking your school work so seriously. Working with Irna was a dream come true. She was an extraordinary person who taught me that writing for soaps must come from character. I have no plans to be in Chicago at this point but maybe we could do an online interview. Would that work? I always appreciate the opportunity to talk about my mentor, Irna Phillips.

Agnes Nixon

agnesnixon on May 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

Agnes, the show is terrific! the writing is so much better than last year! it is current and relatable! also our we getting a new opening for the show?

Andrew Wyatt on June 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

congrat on emmy award 2010

Deebs on July 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I’m a 31 year fan of All My Children.
My question is, what do you think of the show the way it is now? For us long time fans it has been hard to watch.
The ratings continue to drop. Every time they hire a new writer it is worse then the last. Rumors has it they might get Megan back as head writer. I wish they would rehire Lorraine.. She knows the shows history and writes for the characters.. There have been way too many new people too fast. Most of them I don’t care about, they should be brought on slowly and working with the vets.. We hardly see Tad, Opal Krystal.. I miss The Courtlandts, bring some of them back, Nina, Daisy..
I think maybe we need a new producer and Frons needs to be let go.
I think AMC can be great again..

Jewell on January 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm