The Paley Center Says Farewell to As the World Turns



Mick Hazen and Austin Peck 


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Personal problems aside, that Colleen Zenk Pinter is a stunningly beautiful woman. Yowza!!!!

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I have that sad feeling about this the way I did about GL and the way fans of Another World did I am sure.

If I may borrow Florida's line from you one more time Alstonboy: Damn! Damn! Damn!

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Finest group of actors say again, I hope that they are able to find work in this generation zero world, the older vets are going to have a hard time and fans accepting them as some one else. Well see when Kim Zimmer goes to OLTL and Maura West to Y&R. Which I will be watching.

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awwwwwwwwwwwww

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I am commenting because this story for ATWT certainly deserves more than four posted replies! I think I will miss seeing Barbara Ryan (Colleen Zenk) most of all. I really don't know why except to say that my deceased beloved mother watched ATWT back in the 80s and always commented on how beautiful Colleen Zenk was. That was my mom's way of saying Colleen was a star worth watching. Although I am not a regular viewer, I will miss tuning in from time to time and seeing the Hughes family too.

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UGH!!! Every time I think about this show ending, it makes me nauseous!!! How can a show with so much potential that is STILL so entertaining be ending????

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Networks just don't realize how beloved these shows are and how much they mean to people. These are such down to earth people, feel like loosing part of a family, they are in are lives every day, people get so into the story's. I just wish could have seen Lisa more she reminds me of my aunt. Lisa hasn't had a decent story in years, I was hoping she marry John Dixon husband no.9 Lisa (Miller) Hughes, Eldridge, Shea, Colman, McColl, Mitchell, Chedwyn and Grimaldi.

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The writers often get the blame when a show goes downhill. What about the person who keeps the writers on their toes, makes sure the actors do a decent job, and delivers what the fans tune in for?

Without being my usual dramatic self, I’ll say that one Christopher Goutman should forever be known as the man who killed ATWT. For years we heard about him being a son-of-a-bitch to the actors and saw how disrespectful he was of the show’s history. Julie Chen should send him a thank-you note.

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Just has Ellen Wheeler will be known forever the woman who killed GL. And we should blame P&G and CBS for slowly bleeding these shows to death. Heaven help the other soaps if they get these two. ATWT was known to be a character driven show, they seam to have forgotten that. I hope they can get on to were they are treated better.

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DC might want to put this on your main page, here is a video of it.
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/08/watch-paley-center-farewell-to-as-wor...

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Thank you so much for posting a link to the video. I just watched it and loved every minute of it.

The only soaps I watch are on CBS, and now it will just be Y&R and B&B. Y&R has gotten so bad of late, once ATWT goes off the air it might very well be the end of my daytime TV watching.

For me to continue to watch Y&R.... well let's just say there is a lot riding on Maura West and her portrayl of Dianne Jenkins.

I am going to really miss ATWT. {sniffle sniffle}

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Goutman killed the show and his accessory in soap-killing was the woman on the other end in the photo, Jean Passanante, who decided to turn ATWT into an adult Jersey Shore with Janet as Snooki. Be afraid OLTL fans! Be very afraid!

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Yes, if OLTL replaces Ron with Jean then stick a fork in that show cuz it's done.

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Chris Goutman should never work in the entertainment business ever again. Angry

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Ryan-Scott wrote:
Yes, if OLTL replaces Ron with Jean then stick a fork in that show cuz it's done.

All Jean does is baby s/ls, so it will fit nicely on OLTL. Viki, Dorian, Addie, carolotta, and Nora will all be pregnant by next year. Wink

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The great Douglas Marland’s advice to showrunners:

"How Not To Wreck a Show"

1. Watch the show.

2. Learn the history of the show. You would be surprised at the ideas that you can get from the back story of your characters.

3. Read the fan mail. The very characters that are not thrilling to you may be the audience's favorites.

4. Be objective. Put your own personal likes and dislikes aside and develop the characters that the audience wants to see.

5. Talk to everyone; writers and actors especially. There may be something in a character's history that will work beautifully for you, and who would know better than the actor who has been playing the role?

6. Don't change a core character. You can certainly give them edges they didn't have before, or give them a logical reason to change their behavior. But when the audience says, "He would never do that," then you have failed.

7. Build new characters slowly. Everyone knows that it takes six months to a year for an audience to care about a new character. Tie them in to existing characters. Don't shove them down the viewers' throats.

8. If you feel staff changes are in order, look within the organization first. P&G (Procter & Gamble) does a lot of promoting from within. Almost all of our producers worked their way up from staff positions, and that means they know the show.

9.Don't fire anyone for six months. I feel very deeply that you should look at the show's canvas before you do anything.

10.Good soap opera is good storytelling. It's very simple.

Does anyone think the showrunners at ATWT stuck to these rules?

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Actually, capwell, none of the showrunners are sticking to those common-sense rules. That’s why every year brings another cancellation.

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Oh God I remember that list from Douglas Marland!
Good stuff kids....he knew what he was talking about.
God bless him.

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I am so glad that other people are placing some blame on Chris Goutman. I've said for years that he was brought in to bring down ATWT. Hopefully, no other soap will hire him, if they do, you know what will happen. He's a soap killer.

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Ten or even five years ago, I would never have been able to imagine that the total number of programming hours dedicated to daytime serials on American television would be FIVE and a HALF HOURS. I could improve my mind by joining the local library, I suppose. Grade

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baycity wrote:
Ten or even five years ago, I would never have been able to imagine that the total number of programming hours dedicated to daytime serials on American television would be FIVE and a HALF HOURS. I could improve my mind by joining the local library, I suppose. Grade

LOL, baycity. Yeah, I am reading a lot of books lately. Soaps have been bad lately.

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I highly encourage all of you to watch the video of this panel. It's entertaining, emotional and very informative. A group of beloved actors that will be missed.

The cancellation of ATWT is hitting me much harder than GL's.