ABC soap fans are a loyal bunch. ABC should have known this since many of these fans have watched this show from day one. Those fans have shared their love for this soap and this genre with their daughters, sons as well as their grandchildren, and even great-grand-children. This means that there are second, third and even fourth generation of viewers that are devoted to this show. Did ABC really think these fans would go away just because they cancelled this show? Well, if they did, maybe they now realized that they were wrong.
This is day one of the life without “One Life To Live” airing on ABC. What did many fans do as they got up this morning? They did the same thing as they on April 15, 2011, the day after the news broke that this show was cancelled. They got up and began their day. Then when they had the time, they went to their computers. They sign on to the various Facebook groups and looked to see what the goals were for the soapers for the day.
Yes, each day the various groups have goals in which they hoped their members could accomplish. These goals may vary. But each goal will hopefully have one common end result, to find a new home for “One Life to Live” and “All My Children.” See, the soapers realize that these daytime dramas have the potential money wise, fan wise and ratings wise to do well on another broadcast station. They do not intend on resting until these two goals are met.
What are some of the goals for the day: The soapers want the fans to contact Disney executives. They want ABC to release their claim to these shows and give them to Agnes Nixon. Once she has these shows back in her hands, she can begin working with another broadcast station to hopefully begin airing them.
First, the soapers are contacting The President of Daytime himself, Paul Lee. He is the one who is continually being reported in many articles as stating that no decision has been made about whether ABC is going to cancel “General Hospital.” Soapers are voicing their opinions on this. They are reminding him that this is the only daytime show in which he can count on viewers. They are also reminding him that viewers are what helps his actual ad sales.
Next, they are contacting Victoria Dummer, the possibly unlucky woman who took Brian Fronz job and executive Bob Iger, who began at ABC at “Ryan’s Hope,” and may need reminded of this.
Contact info for all the executives can be found on Facebook groups as Boycott ABC Across America. Daily tasks can be found on many Facebook Groups, like I Would Pay A Network/Cable/Satellite/ Provider To Save My Soaps, as well as detail information on how to do them.
If you are a fan of “One Life To Live” and “All My Children”, why don’t you join these loyal fans? Join some of these Facebook groups and join in on their daily tasks. Show ABC that the fans are united in one thing: saving the daytime dramas.
Note: Paul Lee’s Info:
Mr. Paul Lee
ABC Entertainment Group
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4588
Leave a brief message (30 seconds) on the ABC viewer feedback line. Dial 1-818-460-7477 and press 1, 2, 2, then 352.
You can also call ABC’s Burbank office to leave Mr. Lee a message:
1-818-560-1000 (Burbank, CA)
Paul Lee’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Victoria Dummer and Bob Iger can be found on the above Facebook Groups.