When ABC cancelled soaps “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” a few weeks ago, we called for Oprah Winfrey to save them — and we evidently weren’t alone.
Fans have been pleading with Winfrey to move the programs to her OWN channel.
(For the record, we weren’t recommending Winfrey do so as a favour to the programs — we maintain that soaps, ailing as they may be, could bolster ratings and buzz at OWN.)
Anyway, Winfrey posted a stern YouTube response to the idea, saying that “believe me, if there was a dime left to be made, [soaps would still be on].”
“I will not be taking on the responsibility of trying to revive an institution that indicates the time has come for it to be over,” she concluded.