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Dec 10 2012, 04:20 PM
Love him or hate him, the man is definitely one of the greatest people ever involved in the production of daytime drama.

Come on, you had to have to known that I was going to give this post a "dislike" once I saw it. I watched the last scene of my beloved "Santa Barbara" and it was him snuffing out his cigarette, much like he snuffed out my show.

I will NEVER forgive him for allowing the Dobsons to opt out of writing 'SB' and bringing Pam Long on. Sure, I do place much of the blame for 92-93 on Pam Long and the writing, but Rauch was the one in charge and he was the one who went down with the ship. It's not like he was incapable of producing great daytime drama. My mother raved about his "Another World," and I've heard (mostly) good things about his OLTL tenure, but he was just Oh-So-WRONG for Santa Barbara, which will always be MY soap and the one closest to MY heart.

May he rest in peace, but after watching him decimate the greatest piece of Daytime Drama (and Daytime Television and most of Primetime for that matter) in record time, I in no way can come on here and say he was one of the greatest people involved in the production of daytime drama.

That's like saying Ed Wood and Russ Meyer were two of the greatest people ever involved in the production (and direction) of film. It simply isn't true.

Irna Philips. Bill Bell. Agnes Nixon. Harding Lemay. Wes Kenney. Betty Corday. Bridget & Jerry Dobson. Doug Marland.

Those are the greatest people ever involved in the production of daytime drama. Paul Rauch wasn't even in their league.

But of course he may rest in peace.
Edited by juniorz1, Dec 20 2012, 03:43 AM.
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