This article is from the All My Children FAQ, by Margaret Gibbs gibbsm@no_spam.poppyware.com with numerous contributions by others.
It first aired January 5, 1970, and it was a half-hour show for
the first six years. I think they went to color in late 1971.
The photo album that used to be at the beginning of the show
showed a hand turning the cover. A friend told me that the photo
album is Kate Martin's and that the hand turning it is hers. This would
make sense since the Martins were the centerpiece family of the show.