In the annals of soap opera history, there exist moments that are, to borrow from an old Nat King Cole standard, unforgettable…in every way. The resolution to the so-called "Loving Murders" stands as a perfect example.
Loving - Drastic Action Required
In 1995, ABC network executives found themselves in the unenviable position of deciding whether they should cancel Loving, their ratings-challenged, midmorning soap.
While that was ultimately rejected, the program's shepherds were ordered to radically alter its identity. In response, head writers James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten took to the drawing board and returned with a ...