'Another World'

<b>Years on TV:</b> 1964-1999 <br>
<b>Channel:</b> NBC<br>
<b>Noteworthy characters:</b> The show made headlines in 1964 when teen character Pat Matthews (played by Susan Trustman) had an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEPAS000029" title="Abortion (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/abortion-%28inactive%29-HEPAS000029.topic">abortion</a> -- a procedure that was illegal at the time. This left the character sterile and led her to shoot her ex-boyfriend.<br>
<b>Noteworthy actors:</b> Lindsay Lohan, Jane Krakowski, Luke Perry, Julian McMahon, Ray Liotta, Ed O'Neill and Christopher Knight have the show on their resume.<br>
<b>The plot:</b> This melodramatic soap starts during the aftermath of wealthy patriarch William Matthews' death, and much is made of the family drama between his rich widow Liz (Audra Lindley, then Irene Dailey) and his lower-class brother Jim (Shepperd Strudwick, then Hugh Marlowe). Aside from the abortion issue and its subsequent story lines, the show also dealt with class struggles, warring families and -- perhaps most popular with viewers -- love triangles.<br>
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<i>Photo: Victoria Wyndham, left, and Charles Keating as Rachel Cory and Carl Hutchins in a 1999 episode of "Another World."</i>

( Jim Antonucci / April 15, 2013 )

Years on TV: 1964-1999
Channel: NBC
Noteworthy characters: The show made headlines in 1964 when teen character Pat Matthews (played by Susan Trustman) had an abortion -- a procedure that was illegal at the time. This left the character sterile and led her to shoot her ex-boyfriend.
Noteworthy actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jane Krakowski, Luke Perry, Julian McMahon, Ray Liotta, Ed O'Neill and Christopher Knight have the show on their resume.
The plot: This melodramatic soap starts during the aftermath of wealthy patriarch William Matthews' death, and much is made of the family drama between his rich widow Liz (Audra Lindley, then Irene Dailey) and his lower-class brother Jim (Shepperd Strudwick, then Hugh Marlowe). Aside from the abortion issue and its subsequent story lines, the show also dealt with class struggles, warring families and -- perhaps most popular with viewers -- love triangles.

Photo: Victoria Wyndham, left, and Charles Keating as Rachel Cory and Carl Hutchins in a 1999 episode of "Another World."

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