One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys, the show was one of the first daytime dramas to depict people from all sorts of backgrounds. The show was the first to depict an interracial relationship, and among the first to explore drug addiction. It has also depicted dissociative identity disorder, cultism, out-of-body experiences, international espionage, time travel, and even underground cities! Written by Anonymous

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Between Heaven and Hell  »

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The map of Llanview is also a map of the center city section of Philadelphia. See more »

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Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Callison Santi Vickers Hayes Laurence #3: Honestly, I wasn't with another man, I swear.
David Vickers: You swear on what?
Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Callison Santi Vickers Hayes Laurence #3: I swear on my desk, on the family pictures, on the statue, on
[sees a silver candlestick poking out of David's bag]
Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Callison Santi Vickers Hayes Laurence #3: ... My candlestick in your luggage?
David Vickers: [fake surprise] What's your candlestick doing in my luggage?
Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Callison Santi Vickers Hayes Laurence #3: Nevermind.
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Referenced in The Another World Reunion (2003) See more »

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[You're My] Soul and Inspiration
Written by Barry Mann (uncredited) and Cynthia Weil (uncredited)
Performed by Darlene Love and Bill Medley
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The Greatest Television Show Of All Time!
3 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

ONE LIFE TO LIVE on ABC, Brought to you by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, is the BEST TV show, or soap opera, that has EVER been on the air. Two O' Clock P.M. has always been my favorite hour in the day; the one hour that I can be in Llanview, and check in on everyone... Viki, Bo, Asa, Dorian, Nora... If there was no ONE LIFE TO LIVE I would be much less happy. The stories are always intriguing and never boring. Even after nearly 38 years, the story lines are as fresh and exciting as they were in 1968. Agnes Nixon is a pure genius for creating such a gem in the realm of television. One Life To Live is perfect in every way. Its actors are superb; Erika Slezak has won more Emmys for her role as Victoria Lord Riley Burke Riley Buchannon Buchannon Davidson than any other actor in the history of television. The theme to One Life To Live as well as the other music by David Nitctern is magnificent too. Always tune in at 2:00 EST to ABC to watch One Life To Live.


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