Can TV shows really be saved? Suburban soap fans try to save show

By Jamie Sotonoff

The recent cancellation of “All My Children” devastated Pat Dedinas, an Antioch woman who’s watched the soap opera “since Erica Kane was 17.”

“I feel like I’m losing my family,” said Dedinas, 68. “I wish there were somewhere I could go to protest.”

Since there isn’t, Dedinas did what any angry fan would do: boycott the ABC network, and bombard them with protest emails, letters and phone calls. She even hung a handmade, obituary-like protest sign on her front door with a photo of the “All My Children” cast.

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