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I had no idea AW ever beat GL in the 90s.  Also I had no idea Loving ever beat AW. Also in women 18-49, it was somewhat often #6 out of 11 in 1996 and 1997. 

 

 


 


 

It also tied OLTL and PC on separate occasions.  OLTL had a much higher rating so it came down to the share.

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Courtesy of JASON47's amazing site.  Sorry if this has already been discussed. 

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Although Doug Marland isn't really associated with AW, it was the springboard for his career as a headwriter.

May 1975

An Emmy For Native Of West Sand Lake By JOHN DINARDO

"It's mind-boggling, I still haven't come down," said Douglas Marland. And he had good reason. On Thursday, the West Sand Lake native walked away with an Emmy Award, "Best Writing For A Daytime Series" for his work on the popular NBC daytime drama Another World. Marland, who now lives in New York City, joined the staff of Another World about five months ago when the show changed its programming from 30 minutes to a full hour. "To be honest, I thought we bad no chance at all," he said. "We were up against some pretty good shows and I thought the change to 130 minules would hurt. It made it all the more exciting when we won." Marland attended Troy H i g h School a n d l a t e r graduated from Averill Park High School before enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A suecesful acting career followed. He appeared in several soap operas including The Doctors and As The World Turns as well as two m a j o r f i l m s before started writing seriously. Last year his first novel, "Counterfeit Agent," was published. Marland has also written scripts for two made- for-television movies. Both are currently under option. Marland frequently visits the area. His mother, Mrs. Lee K. Messner, still lives in West Sand Lake, and Marland plans to build a home on the family property there. Mrs. Messner watched the Emmy show on television. The show took place aboard a Manhattan excursion boat cruising the Hudson River of all places. How did she feel when her son won the coveted award? "It's hard to descibe," she said. "I was excited, just very pleased."

 
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15 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Are these the same clips Eddie Drueding made available some years ago, or are any of these new?

 

 


That glimpse of a Sylvie/Iris scene only for the tape to cut out was like a dagger to my heart.

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Just now, victoria foxton said:

There not new. I'm pretty sure this was on munecojim sorely missed channel. It's great to see this back again.

 

Thanks. I didn't think they were but the wording from the uploader confused me.

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Seeing those ratings are interesting. I never knew GL suffered so much. No wonder they went to such lengths to get Kim Zimmer back. The one thing that is disappointing to see is that AW 100% could've survived if they had improved the quality of the show. DAYS was on the same network and if you look at their ratings, they shot up. If they could do it, AW could've done it. Unfortunately, the show had no vision from what I've heard of their 90s (I've only seen episodes from 70s-80s). I think had they agreed to give Harding Lemay a good two years in the early-mid 90s and just let him write, he could've not only fixed the show, but created stories with enough buzz to boost their ratings in the same way Jim Reilly did at DAYS.

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7 hours ago, Chris B said:

Seeing those ratings are interesting. I never knew GL suffered so much. No wonder they went to such lengths to get Kim Zimmer back. The one thing that is disappointing to see is that AW 100% could've survived if they had improved the quality of the show. DAYS was on the same network and if you look at their ratings, they shot up. If they could do it, AW could've done it. Unfortunately, the show had no vision from what I've heard of their 90s (I've only seen episodes from 70s-80s). I think had they agreed to give Harding Lemay a good two years in the early-mid 90s and just let him write, he could've not only fixed the show, but created stories with enough buzz to boost their ratings in the same way Jim Reilly did at DAYS.

Kimmer was back..this was the summer of McTrash as we lovingly called the producer and writer...it was a summer of Lonitrat..(Dinah convincing Roger he was going crazy) Alan trying to destroy 5th street and being bested by Buzz of all people, and poor Reva, stuck in the diner, begging Buzz for sex, and to top it all off,we got an angel as a character!

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On 1/15/2021 at 2:21 PM, Neil Johnson said:

Nic Coster (Robert Delany on AW) announced on Facebook a couple of days ago, that his memoir will be released very soon -- within weeks, I believe.  In an earlier FB post, a few months ago, he did promise a couple of chapters about his experiences on Another World.   He doesn't talk about AW much on FB.  But he has commented he loved working with Susan Sullivan, did not enjoy working with Beverly McKenzie, and liked Harding Lemay's writing.  He has never commented (on FB) about the actor firings of 1975, the atmosphere in the studio, or George Reinholt (with whom he shared many scenes).   I hope we get lots details in his book.   

 

It's out, title Another Whole Afternoon. I haven't found much more behind the scenes stuff than you mention here -- he declines to name Beverlee McKinsey as the costar he didn't like, but describes how he showed her up by coming to rehearsal of the scene where he smashes a bust of her father without any pants on and she didn't notice right away. He goes into more detail about how much he liked the people he worked with on SB and OLTL. No mention of George Reinholt as far as I can tell, but he is good friends with John Considine and mentions him a lot.

 

Is the bust scene with Robert and Iris anywhere online?

 

John Considine also has a memoir (Improvising, My Life and Show Business) in which he does discuss how hectic it was when he started on AW as Reginald -- last minute replacement of another actor and he had to do 5 days of work in one to catch up. He describes how he didn't have time to understand who the characters he was meeting were, and thought perhaps the young blonde who slapped him when they met was an ex-girlfriend or something, but no! She was his granddaughter! And not only that, but played by Anne Heche, future star! That didn't sound quite right -- I remember it was Reginald who brought Rhonda Lewin as Vicky to Jake and Marley's wedding, so Ellen Wheeler must actually have been playing Marley/Vicky when Reginald came back from the dead. And I believe Marley did start by hitting Reginald as soon as she saw him, possibly at Zane's funeral. I'm sure John Considine remembers working with Anne Heche but his memory has misled him here.

 

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5 hours ago, Xanthe said:

how he showed her up by coming to rehearsal of the scene where he smashes a bust of her father without any pants on and she didn't notice right away.


Maybe I am slow-witted but how does this show her up? I am confused how him showing up without pants is supposed to be embarassing her?

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5 hours ago, Xanthe said:

he declines to name Beverlee McKinsey as the costar he didn't like, but describes how he showed her up by coming to rehearsal of the scene where he smashes a bust of her father without any pants on and she didn't notice right away.

Mmmm...maybe Team Bev on this one. 

I recall how he and Considine were the practical jokers on the set. That can get a little tedious after a while, when you are supposed to be on board with  somebody else's idea of fun.

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