We're sad to hear that soap opera creator Agnes Nixon passed away this morning at the age of 88. Nixon started in soaps shortly after graduating college when she was hired by the legendary Irna Phillips to write for Woman in White. She then moved to New York and wrote for anthology dramas Robert Montgomery Presents and Hallmark Hall of Fame as well as for the early soap Search for Tomorrow. She worked for Phillips on Guiding Light, co-created As the World Turns with Phillips and Ted Corday, and also created the soap operas All My Children, One Life to Live, and Loving.
Below is an excerpt from her 1997 Archive interview on creating One Life to Live: