It appears the Ivy League has much more respect for Agnes Nixon than certain ABC executives. The creator of All My Children and One Life to Live will visit Harvard this Dec. 6 as part of the Harvard Foundation's artist in residence program.
“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to have Ms. Nixon come to Harvard University where her work is greatly admired and respected,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. “As a revolutionary force in television, Ms. Nixon not only defined a genre, but also helped to enact important social change in the entertainment industry by introducing social issues and characters of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds into her shows. We look forward to having Ms. Nixon share her artistic experiences and outstanding accomplishments with the Harvard community.”
Nixon will appear before a live audience at 4 pm EST on Tuesday at Harvard's Farkas Hall Theater. The session will be open to the public, and Harvard students will interview the woman who has been hailed the mother of the modern soap opera. Talk about some lucky preppies, to get to be graced by the presence of Mama Agnes!