ALL MY CHILDREN
Pine Valley, Pa. has had quite the storied past ¬but for many it's been defined by one iconic character: Susan Lucci's Erica Kane. Erica's many reinventions (model, talk-show host, cosmetics tycoon) and many loves (eight husbands) set the show's lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous tone. But AMC also took on big social issues, such as AIDS, abortion, acquaintance rape, spousal abuse, homosexuality, and many more. It made television history by airing daytime TV's first same-sex kiss between two lesbian characters Lena (Olga Sosnovska) and Bianca (Eden Riegel) as well as daytime television’s first same-sex wedding between two women. What started off on ABC as a half-hour show expanded to an hour seven years later. The network promises ''to honor the core, passionate audience'' with the way it plans to wrap up the story line. Fans will be watching.