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Who's Who of Characters and Actors - The Soap Opera Book, 1978
Joe Riley (Lee Patterson): the good guy; ace newspaperman; husband to Vicky; father to newborn Kevin. He had an affair with Cathy Craig, which produced a child, Megan, who was killed in an auto accident with Vicky.

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The Viewer's Guide to the Soaps - The Soap Opera Book, 1978
One Life to Live is an ABC New York show that has recently gone to forty-five minutes. It is daytime's "show of stars." Erika Slezak, Lee Patterson, Jacquie Courtney, and George Reinholt are members of the cast. These are the stars that inspire fan clubs and win straw polls in the magazines. They are the subjects of numerous stories and stunts. For example, George Reinholt has stripped for photographers and talked about it. (The picture that appeared in the fan magazine was vague below the waist.) Jacquie Courtney shared with her fans the disagreements that led to her highly publicized departure from Another World; and she has provided one of the fan magazines with spreads of photos from her personal album.

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Soap Opera Digest, January 10, 1989
Feeling guilty about the way he treated Steve, Max calls his brother to ask for his forgiveness.

Instead, Max learns that when Brenda cut Tina's wedding cake, it exploded. "Your brother threw himself in front of her. I'm sorry. He was killed instantly," Larry says gravely. When Brenda hears the news, she sneaks out of the hospital to attend the Texas funeral — despite the fact that Larry has just told her she's pregnant.

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Soap Opera Digest, July 11, 1989
Tina gets increasingly jealous over Cord's attention toward Sarah. To get her husband's attention, Tina tells Michael she'll take the money to Milan. Cord hits the roof when he finds out about the trip. Gabrielle has until she gets back to tell Michael about the baby switch — or she will, Tina threatens. Gabrielle arranges for Tina's passport to be stolen while she's abroad.

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Soap Opera Digest, December 26, 1989
Max and Gabrielle spend the night locked in the costume room, just talking. But when Megan enters, she overreacts, insisting, "It's over, Max. I swear it this time. I can't stand the pain of loving you when I know you'll never be completely mine." Later, Prince Raymond charms Megan into being his US tour guide.

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Soap Opera Digest, December 26, 1989
Tyler McGillis moved to Llanview, as did Max's sister, Andy, who accused him of neglecting their mother and causing her death. Brother and sister worked out their differences.... Glint hired Gabrielle's mother, Julia Medina, as The Banner gossip columnist, and they began flirting.... Behind Asa's back, Bo bought out WVLE... Asa and Renee looked into adoption and became involved in trying to expose a baby-stealing ring.... Ex-street girl Audrey played a detective on FRATERNITY ROW and became involved with Jon.... Cassie moved to Mendorra after breaking with Rob because he didn't trust her enough to tell her he'd been working for the Feds to help combat the mob.

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Soap Opera Digest, December 26, 1989
OLTL's Michael Palance and girlfriend Jennifer grew up in the same town — worlds apart.
Budding romance: "I'm in love — it's nipped me in the bud," reveals ONE LIFE TO LIVE heartthrob Michael Palance (Danny). The object of his affections is Jennifer Malkin, a gorgeous young communications major at Nassau Community College. Although the duo grew up in the same suburban Long Island town, they'd never met, till a mutual friend introduced them last year. "Jennifer and I went to different schools, had different friends, and never even bumped into each other at the mall," says Michael.

Now they're making up for lost time. "Were inseparable," he admits. "We practically live at the movies, and we're checking out every restaurant we can on Long Island." Recently, they also checked out Steve McGraw's, a hot Manhattan night spot, where Michael's former RYAN'S HOPE flame, llene Kristen, was debuting her new musical act. On RH, Michael played Rob Rowan, and flene was Delia, the wild older woman in his life. How do Jennifer and llene get along? "Real well," says Michael diplomatically. "After all, they're both beautiful, smart and sexy."

Soap Opera Digest, May 26, 1992
Renee gives Asa the divorce papers to sign, but he tells her to forget it. Later, he informs Blair that he will contest the divorce. Asa then discovers that Renee has rescinded her alibi for him for the night of the murder. When the blood on Asa's shirt matches Carlo's blood type, Asa is arrested. Meanwhile, Blair tells Addie that she intends to marry Asa. Blair goes to Hank and tells him that, on the night of the murder, she and Asa were together all night. Later, when Asa realizes that Blair is intentionally driving The Intruder's stock down in order to buy it for herself, he agrees to help her in thanks for the false alibi.

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TV Guide Online, July 2004
It's the War of the Roses, Llanview style, as One Life to Live's Kevin Buchanan and Todd Manning — played by Dan Gauthier and Trevor St. John, respectively — vie to bring each other down. They're not letting their biological ties stop them from lying, stealing and cheating one another, and that's on a cordial day. With such heated performances, it's hard to believe that St. John and Gauthier could ever find a civil connection. But TV Guide Online sat down with the boys and got proof that they are one of OLTL's most entertaining couples, on and off the screen.

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I Know, It's Only Daytime But...
Does it cost more money to fill Llanview's one hour per day with thought provoking, intelligent character driven soap opera, than it does to fill it with plot driven drivel? Do they know how disappointing it is to go into a store to buy a big bag of something wonderful, take it outside, open it up to find a bunch of wadded up newspaper? That's how I feel when I'm done with an hour of OLTL. Its probably why I'm down to two or three times a week, sometimes less. They should be grateful, because a lot of long time fans are watching it less often than that.

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One Life to Live's Gay Murderer
Perhaps it's a viewer's own pretense to expect daytime drama to rise to the occasion of the depiction of gay people consistently and realistically since lately there has been much to be desired in the depiction of everybody no matter their sexual orientation, skin colour or gender.

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