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01 Why is it called "All My Children?"




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This article is from the All My Children FAQ, by Margaret Gibbs gibbsm@no_spam.poppyware.com with numerous contributions by others.

01 Why is it called "All My Children?"

Some people think the "My" refers to Kate Martin or Phoebe
Tyler Wallingford. But what does the creator of the show have
to say about it?...

Oprah asked Agnes Nixon that question when she had a bunch of them
on a special commemorating the 20th Anniversary special back in
January of 1990...Agnes Nixon replied:

"All My Children refers to the Brotherhood of Man (MY is God).
You are All MY Children".

The Great and the Least,
The Rich and the Poor,
The Weak and the Strong,
In Sickness and in Health,
In Joy and Sorrow,
In Tragedy and Triumph,
You are All My Children

Agnes Nixon wrote this at the beginning of the first episode but
unfortunately it never aired.

Extra tidbit: Agnes originally wrote AMC for Proctor and Gamble
for CBS but it was turned down and Agnes tossed
it into her drawer at home. She went on to write
for Another World for Proctor and Gamble. Then
she was approached for a soap for ABC and wrote
One Life to Live. Then after OLTL success, she
again was approached for another soap. She said
to her husband Bob, how can I possibly come
up with another soap, and her husband said what
about "All My Children" and Agnes took it out of
the drawer and the rest is history {:-)

 

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