How it all began…

“One Life To Live” first aired on ABC on July 15, 1968 with storylines surrounding the Lord and Wolek families. It was the first Daytime soap opera to have a racially integrated cast and relationships, the first mixed Jewish/Irish-Catholic family, (the Siegels), and an early anti-drug storyline. Let’s touch base on just a few points from the first decade in Llanview…

Young Dr. Larry Wolek was just an intern at Llanview Hospital. Larry met and fell in love with Meredith Lord, Viki Lord’s sister, while helping to treat her heart condition. Though Larry married Karen Martin, he realized he didn’t love her and married Meredith, who later died of an aneurysm. Larry also went on to marry his distant cousin Karen Wolek. Watch a retro scene of Viki, Karen and Larry interacting below…