Agnes Eckhardt Nixon Agnes Nixon - Essay

Agnes Nixon

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

As the creator-writer of both "One Life To Live" and "All My Children," two soap operas of which Terry Ann Knopf was particularly critical in her … article, "The 'Good' Women Still Drink Sherry"—in which she hurled the indictment that "the soaps have yet to come to grips with reality in any meaningful way" [see excerpt above]—I am impelled to a counter-indictment. Ms. Knopf has either failed in a reporter's primary function of thoroughly researching her subject (in regard to the above mentioned programs) or she has deliberately ignored some basic facts about them in order to write a slanted story.

She first accused "All My Children" of not presenting the character of Amy Tyler in the role of a...

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