When “All My Children” was canceled a few years ago, fans were disappointed. Several of the actors have moved on to various other soaps or new projects. According to an April 21 report from Soap Opera Network, Ricky Paull Goldin and Debbi Morgan have teamed up to executive produce an MTV special focused on Autism. The special will be titled “True Life Presents: The Benjamins.”
Ricky Paull Goldin played Jake Martin on “All My Children” and Debbi Morgan played Angie Hubbard. The two have worked together over the years numerous times and have built a friendship. These two worked side-by-side with four other executive producers to make this documentary for MTV. A lot of work went into the project to show the day to day struggles the two brothers share.
April is Autism Awareness month and “True Life Presents: The Benjamins” fits perfectly with the theme. The special centers around two brothers, Kenny and Brad who were diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. The pair have been struggling to be more independent and the cameras follow them along their journey. It is a very real battle many struggle with everyday, both children and parents alike.
Fans can catch Ricky Paull Goldin in the web soap series, “Beacon Hill.” Currently the show will run for 12 episodes, and fans can watch it online. Debbi Morgan is currently in pre-production for a new series called “Power.”
“True Life Presents: The Benjamins” is set to air April 26 on MTV at 6 p.m. CT. There are already several people looking forward to the special. Autism affects boys more than girls, but it has been diagnosed in both genders. Because April is Autism Awareness month, this is the perfect time to spread the message about what Autism is and how it affects individuals. For more information “True Life Presents: The Benjamins,” you can visit MTV.com.