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  • BamaEd
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    Hogan Sheffer Dies

    I thought the work that he did on As the World Turns when he came in as head writer with no soap experience was AMAZING! I know Martha Byrne credited him immensely for her Best Actress win. What he did for the Lily/Rose storyline and especially Barbara’s storyline was amazing.

    I only watched ATWT near the end of my soap watching tenure, so I don’t know the impact he had on other shows.

    Thoughts on Sheffer and his work?

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    alokin
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    Sad news of his passing. I too was a fan of his work, both on ATWT and later on Y&R. He had a great instinct for what makes good storytelling and, most importantly, understood his audience, which is even more impressive considering he had no prior soap-writing experience. He will be missed.

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    soapsarecool
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    What Hogan Scheffer did for As the World Turns was really, truly remarkable. Those were amazing years for Oakdale and for its wonderful cast. Hunt Block’s Craig, Terri Conn’s Katie, Cady McClain’s Rosanna, Trent Dawson’s Henry, Carly and Jack, Marshall Travers, Rose D’Angelo!!!… and the amazing Colleen Zenk as Barbara Ryan! Episodes were well written, dialogue was crisp, the town felt like a town, characters felt human. I loved my ATWT during those years! Thanks for everything Hogan Scheffer!

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    DS0816
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    Hogan Sheffer, as then-head writer, catapulted CBS’s As the World Turns to its first-ever win in the outstanding writing Emmy category in 2001. Well-earned, yes, but also overdue and much-appreciated that Sheffer was able to do what Doug Marland (1935–1993) did not.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Yes, RIP to Hogan Sheffer and sincere condolences to his loved ones. I too was a big fan of his work on As the World Turns, a show that I’d never watched before he came onto it but always got my attention whenever I happened by during his tenure. Even then I wasn’t a very regular viewer (I was mostly in school), but I really enjoyed what I did see. I was so excited when he came to DAYS, and very disappointed at the way he was hamstrung by higher powers and didn’t quite get to recreate that same kind of magic, though I still remember some of the dialogue from Carrie and Austin’s quickie wedding on their way out of town as they were being written off the show. It was simple and lovely.

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