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How did Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer come up with the title “Ryan’s Hope”?

Question by tbell1826: How did Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer come up with the title “Ryan’s Hope”?

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Answer by reecpeec
One more and I gotta go!! Really…

“In late 1974, ABC Daytime approached Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, who were the Head Writers of CBS’ Love of Life at the time, about creating a new soap opera. The network wanted a series similar to General Hospital. The proposed title of the new serial was City Hospital. Labine and Mayer added a large Irish family to ABC’s vision of the show — the Ryan family. RH was created, owned, and originally written by Labine and Avila Mayer, who had previously written Where The Heart Is and Love of Life.”

May I suggest wikipedia or soap central for any more little known facts about soaps? Just a suggestion…not saying that if you ask I won’t answer…but just a suggestion!

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One Response to “How did Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer come up with the title “Ryan’s Hope”?”

  1. Keli says:

    because the show is based around the Irish family, The Ryans, moving to and setting up in America. They hoped for a better life. Ryan’s Hope.

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