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She felt that with this kind of showy story she could build an audience more quickly." The first episode was the aftermath of the funeral of wealthy William Matthews.
After opening with a death in the core Matthews family, Irna planned to follow up with an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, a septic abortion, a shooting, and murder trial. Potter explained, "Irna just didn't want to take a chance on waiting for the ratings.
Agnes Nixon, then-head writer of Guiding Light, was hired after Lipton's departure to write for the program.
In 1967, Nixon created the show's most iconic character: Rachel Davis (first played by Robin Strasser and later by Victoria Wyndham).
Sarah Cunningham (Liz Matthews), John Beal (Jim Matthews) and Fran Sharon (Susan Matthews) were all quickly replaced.
In the first year, the show had a controversial storyline involving Pat having an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant.