Irna Phillips


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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William Bell

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William Bell on a potential opening to write for Guiding Light
William Bell on how his wife, Lee Philip Bell, was the key to getting hired by Irna Phillips to write for Guiding Ligh t
William Bell on meeting Irna Phillips, creator of Guiding Ligh t
William Bell on the first Guiding Light scripts he wrote for Irna Phillips
William Bell on what he learned about soap opera writing from Guiding Light creator Irna Phillips
William Bell on Guiding Light storylines he worked on with Irna Phillips
William Bell on soap opera creators Agnes Nixon and Irna Phillips
William Bell on co-creating Another World with Irna Phillips
William Bell on the distribution of duties with Irna Phillips on As the World Turns
William Bell on a typical workday with Irna Phillips on As the World Turns
William Bell on Irna Phillips' reaction to Bell leaving Guiding Light to do Days of Our Lives
William Bell on Irna Phillips not talking to him when Days of Our Lives surpassed As the World Turns
William Bell on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - Irna Phillips

Ken Corday

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Ken Corday on how his parents got involved with Days of Our Lives
Ken Corday on the creation of Days of Our Lives
Ken Corday on recasting popular characters

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on working at Procter & Gamble

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on working with creator of many radio serials Irna Phillips

Norman Felton

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Director Norman Felton on bringing These Are My Children to television- TV's first soap opera - with creator Irna Phillips; on working in radio 

Eileen Fulton

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Eileen Fulton on As the World Turns head writer Irna Phillips

Don Hastings

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Don Hastings on his stint as a writer on As the World Turns, and on show creator Irna Phillips

Ellen Holly

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Ellen Holly on the formula for One Life to Live, taught to Agnes Nixon by Irna Phillips

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on producing Days of Our Lives and working with creator/writer Irna Phillips and writer William Bell

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on declining to bring Irna Phillips on to Peyton Place

Agnes Nixon

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Agnes Nixon on getting an interview with soap opera creator Irna Phillips
Agnes Nixon on what she had heard about soap opera creator Irna Phillips prior to meeting her; on her first impression upon meeting her
Agnes Nixon on collaborating with Irna Phillips on the creation of As the World Turns
Agnes Nixon on Irna Phillips as a force in television
Agnes Nixon on the focus of As the World Turns and creating the world of Oakdale
Agnes Nixon on Irna Phillips wanting to write socially relevant stories for soap operas
Agnes Nixon on working with Irna Phillips

David Pressman

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David Pressman on Irna Phillips

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on working with Irna Phillips, the writer of one of CBS's serials As the Worlds Turns, on creating the serial for CBS Love is a Many Spendored Thing
Fred Silverman on Irna Phillips and her background in radio, and her ability to survive and thrive creating and writing television serials, and her influence on her fellow serial creators and writers, like All My Children creator Agnes Nixon

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on going to work for ABC and launching All My Children

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices not having many issues with daytime soap operas

Helen Wagner

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Helen Wagner on working with As the World Turns creator Irna Phillips

Ruth Warrick

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Ruth Warrick on Guiding Light creator Irna Phillips

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