1975: Another World's Marianne had an abortion.
1982: Kvik hosted a telethon on Texas.
1995: General Hospital's Ned found Jason unconscious."History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins
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1961: NBC aired the final episode of From These Roots after a three and a half year run. Ftr actress Ann Flood starred as Liz, a successful writer who had returned to her New England hometown of Strathfield to run her family's newspaper, the Strathfield Record. The cast included Robert Mandan (Sam), Millette Alexander (Gloria) and Barbara Berjer (Lynn).
1967: On The Edge of Night,