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2 hours ago, Bill Bauer said:

 

 

That's just embarrassing. 

 

It was cringe-worthy.

 

I am 100% confident that most knowledgeable fans of TGL from this very forum could out-perform Alan in these interviews.

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21 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

I'd love to ask Alan Locher, "So, who was this 'priest,' named 'Father Ruthledge' who supposedly existed in TGL's early days?

He'd probably tell you that he was played by Robert Newman.

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On 6/18/2021 at 6:38 PM, victoria foxton said:

He can easily Goggle stuff. Yet he doesn't bother.

 

Just expect nothing from him in regards to these things. I have. It is what it is. Just let it go LOL

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Trust me, I get it. But again, it is what it is. He worked there. He knows them as people, not always as their characters, etc. He worked in PR. Not everyone is crazy like us and knows every detail LOL

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34 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

 

Wasn't Stephen on ATWT too?

YASS!!! I will be definitely tuning into this one!!! I wouldn't mind one from Pam Long too. 

 

Stephen's writing credits 

 

All My Children

  • Associate Head Writer: April 8, 2005 - January 14, 2008

Another World

  • Associate Head Writer: March 1999 - June 25, 1999
The Last AW Writing Team

As the World Turns

  • Associate Head Writer (1996–1998; August 1999 - August 31, 2001)
  • Co-Head Writer: Late 1997 - March 1998

General Hospital

  • Associate Head Writer: 1998 - 1999
  • Script Writer: 1998

Guiding Light

  • Co-Head Writer: 1990 - 1994
  • Associate Head Writer: 1985 - 1990

One Life to Live

  • Script Writer: December 5, 2003 - September 14, 2004
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On 6/16/2021 at 11:27 PM, vetsoapfan said:

 

To be fair, I though Kobe's Texas was a vast improvement over Paul Rauch's. But there was very little history for her to purge, and she did not axe the majority of the existing cast. 

 

While I did not think Bill Bell did his best work on early B&B, and while many actors in the original cast were quite bad, I would say that B&B with Kobe was also better than TGL had been with her. As you say, she was probably reigned in by the Bells. 

 

@vetsoapfan, maybe you could answer this question regarding Kobe - I read on another forum or message board years ago that Kobe wanted to essentially recreate "Texas" once she was hired as EP of TGL. She hired previous "Texas" cast members, and apparently had some influence on getting Pam Long hired on TGL. Was there any truth to this? I've never had anyone actually confirm this, although someone may have previously commented on it in this thread and I missed it...?

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3 hours ago, zanereed said:

 

@vetsoapfan, maybe you could answer this question regarding Kobe - I read on another forum or message board years ago that Kobe wanted to essentially recreate "Texas" once she was hired as EP of TGL. She hired previous "Texas" cast members, and apparently had some influence on getting Pam Long hired on TGL. Was there any truth to this? I've never had anyone actually confirm this, although someone may have previously commented on it in this thread and I missed it...?

 

I've heard this contention many times throughout the decades as well: that Kobe wanted to recreate Texas on TGL when she assumed the reigns there. The story goes that she loved Texas and was furious about losing it, and had no feelings about or loyalty to The Guiding Light, so she had no qualms about trashing TGL. This could explain why she so easily hacked away at the core of TGL and brought in people whom she had known from Texas. 

 

After all this time, and with no first-hand witnesses around to substantiate the allegation, however, we will probably never know for sure. Peeved fans may have perceived this to be true and started discussing it, so what was originally a rumor become more accepted as fact. 

 

Personally, I would say that at least, Kobe must have enjoyed working with various members of the Texas team, as evidenced by them ending up on TGL. And based on what we witnessed on-screen, it was clear (IMHO) that Kobe did not care about TGL or its history at all. Does this mean she wanted to recreate the failed NBC soap and graft it onto TGL? Maybe, but I am just as tempted to conclude that she was just not a competent producer; a bad match for TGL simply because she did not understand it or care about preserving its legacy and integrity.

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I always contend Kobe was the bigger problem on GL than Long was.  When watching 1983/4, the show managed to balance the same old with the new quite well.   And imagine being a headwriter..crafting story..and because the EP has issues with performers..having to readjust story.

 

Examples being as follows:

 

 Amanda (being in business with Josh/Ross..coping with her actions causing a rift with her mom/sister),

 

Hope (starting a war of Rose's divorce from Alan, tested with Warren, plus dealing with alcoholism).

 

Hilary (in a popular romance with Jim, potential pairing with newbie Fletcher). 

 

All 3 axed due to Kobe's inability to work with all 3..imho.  and I know Denise Pence (Katie) blamed Kobe for her dismissal.  And from scenes I've seen of Katie in 1983/4...Long had a good handle on her character.

 

 

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