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1940s

Near the end of her senior year at Northwestern University, Agnes Eckhardt learns that her fiancé Henry Priester's fighter plane has crashed over the Aleutian Islands. Having a final submission due for a play writing course Agnes' personal loss causes her to make the tragedy the subject of a radio script entitled NO FLAGS FLYING. Her Professor graded it an A, noting it's universality.

In his relentless a determination to force his daughter to work in his burial garment business, Harry manages to arrange, through a doctor, an interview with the soap opera legend Irna Phillips. Harry was gleefully certain this doyenne of daytime drama would quickly disabuse his daughter of her ridiculous dream of being an author.

Instead, after reading NO FLAGS FLYING, Irna said to Agnes "How would you like to work for me?". Thus Agnes began her writing career at the knee of the woman who created the serial drama.....And they remained lifelong friends.

Agnes started her first job writing dialogue for the radio soap "Woman in White" under the tutelage of Irna Phillips. Irna taught a few writers her craft, including Bill Bell (The Young and The Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful.)

"We of the One Life to Live and All My Children families are thrilled to bring our beloved viewers new, ongoing stories from Llanview and Pine Valley.

I'm overjoyed that so many actors you love have voiced their desire to bring their characters back to life.

I'm especially grateful to Prospect Park for deploying the power of you, our fans, to enable this exciting transition to dramatic production for the Internet. It's a historic moment, comparable to how life was changed when television took over for radio.

We hope this wonderful opportunity will be embraced by all as our creative teams gear up to bring our beloved serials back to our daily lives."

-Agnes Nixon
January 4, 2013