San Francisco Sentinel photojournalist Bill Wilson recently expressed sadness over the loss of One Life to Live. In 1992 he was working for The Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt, and became an extra when OLTL featured the quilt during its history-making storyline that involved Llanview’s Billy Douglass (Ryan Phillipe).
After going through this experience I gained a new respect for the actors in daytime dramas. It is demanding and challenging work because there is so little time for script memorizing etc. [...] It was a wonderful experience because you knew that you were reaching so many more people with messages of tolerance and understanding that were so much in need.
Watch a clip for the finale of the AIDS Quilt storyline after the jump.