ABC Peeks are Here! & Beating the Law

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Hi Suds Buds!

Turtle-Run is proud to rollout the second phase of our Sneak Peeks, Sneakier Peeks and Daily Episode Guide features by introducing the entire ABC soap lineup as part of our offering. From now on, you can sneak a peek at what's about to happen in Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital right here at Turtle-Run. We will also provide daily episode recaps of all four ABC shows. We are delighted to be working in tandem with ABC to offer you these added features.

Now, I have a question for you. Have you ever noticed that on soap operas characters can sometimes get away with murder (literally at times) and never really be made to pay for their misdeeds? On AMC, Adam Chandler switched sperm samples. Dr. Dave manipulated medical records and caused Liza to have an unnecessary medical procedure against her better judgment. (Thanks to AMC's Adam and Liza fans for reminding me of that one on theTRO AMC message boards!) On Passions, Dr. Eve torched Orville's apartment. On OLTL, Lindsay's done a mess of switching. Okay, so we can say that she is being punished because she's lost Bo and now Bo's baby, but isn't there a law regarding tampering? On ATWT Katie is getting into all sorts dubious territory. And yet, all these characters are walking the streets of their respective fictional towns, going about their daily lives, with no one giving a second thought to the fact that they have committed some crime. I may not be selecting the best examples, and I am sure there are better ones that I have neglected to mention, but have you ever asked yourself why it's okay to get away with murder on a soap, and we, the audience, don't seem to mind? Or do we?

Is this only my imagination or are there any instances of this "getting away with murder" syndrome that you can recall from your favorite show? How did the character redeem themselves, without necessarily being prosecuted by law? If they were prosecuted by law, were you satisfied with the way that was carried out? Please post your thoughts on the TRO Message Boards.

Soap News & Notes

Congratulations are again in order for All My Children'sSusan Lucci! She has won her Daytime Emmy, was named one of Barbara Walter's Ten Most Fascinating People of 1999, and after starring in Annie Get Your Gun, she has melted hearts on Broadway. To honor this latest achievement, a caricature of the lovely and talented Ms. L is now mounted on the wall of Broadway's famed Sardi's Restaurant alongside over 1, 000 legendary celebrities. Vincent Sardi, Jr. said, "Artist Richard Baratz has captured Ms. Lucci's beauty and vivacious personality in his latest production." The caricature was unveiled at Sardi's on Tuesday, April 4, 2000, during a ceremony where Ms. Lucci autographed the artwork, participated in a champagne reception, and mounted the caricature on the wall.

Jonathan Jackson (ex Lucky, GH) stars in the ABC original made for television movie, , airing Monday, April 17, 2000 at 8 PM. Purple Haze also stars Carly Pope (Popular), JoBeth Williams (The Bill Chill), and Colm Feore (Storm of the Century).

Onstar is about to launch it's third in a series of Batman-themed commercials. Bruce Thomas (ex Dr. Jonathan Kinder, AMC) stars as the Caped Crusader.

Canadian and Ohio AMC fans! Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC) is appearing at the Erin Mills Mall in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday, April 14, 2000. He will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans beginning at 7:00 PM in the Zellers Store. On Saturday, April 15, 2000 he zips from Canada to Ohio for two shows at the Funny Farm in Youngstown. Showtimes are 8 and 10 PM. Along with the usual questions and answers segment, he promises to do a scene with some lucky fans!

On Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, Drake Hogestyn (John, DOOL) and Victor Webster (Nicholas, DOOL) will be appearing at the Soap Opera Gala and Dinner in Baltimore (Hunt Valley), Maryland. The event is benefiting the Children's Cancer Foundation. For more information, or to purchase tickets call 410 486-4744.

Tracey Ross (Eve, Passions) and Rodney Van Johnson (TC, Passions) will be modeling at The Magic Johnson Foundation's "A Salute to African-American Designers" to benefit the Magic Johnson Foundation's National Health Awareness Initiative on Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 7:00 PM at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA.