When I think of the millions of viewers who have waited all this time for Prospect Park to do as they promised, this is welcome news indeed and it is with engraved thanks to Prospect Park for keeping your word as you bring these beloved time-honored American traditions...back into our nation's homes again.
There have been articles published of late that eluded to this but what put it over for me was the letter from our Grand Dame; Agnes Nixon herself, which can also be found on her blog.
"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 from 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."
Ground breaking is nothing new to Agnes Nixon. She has been there before and stood successfully at the helm of the good ship "Daytime Drama" launching "One Life To Live" in 1968 and then "All My Children" in 1970.
Now... the new voyage begins and as every sailor knows, a successful voyage calls for a well-seasoned Captain and there is none better for this ship than Agnes Nixon.
The New Year definitely looks bright for soap viewers.
Thanks to Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, "General Hospital" is running at top speed and has never been better. There is a lot to celebrate as this venerable soap looks forward to hitting its half-century mark on April 1, 2013.
And now at last as "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" make their historical return, they will bring the answers to all our burgeoning questions and I am sure, will initiate at least a million more as we welcome these wonderful scripted Daytime Dramas, back into our daily lives again.
To the towns that never were, yet always feel like home... and to the people in them that never existed, yet always make us feel like one of their own....