Former AMC star reacts to news of AMC's cancellation

The daytime world is reeling from the news that both ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE have been cancelled. Tamara Braun (Taylor, DAYS; ex-Reese, AMC; ex-Carly, GH) shares, "It's a sad day in the world of soaps. We had all heard the rumors. I'm shocked that the announcement came for both on the same day. It's a blow. People thought it would be one or the other. It's also sad because this is a genre that has outlasted any other and now it seems like we're slowly saying goodbye to it." The ABC soaps hold a special place in Braun's heart. "ABC started my soap career," she notes. "I've always said [GH Casting Director] Mark Teschner saved my life. I was about to quit acting. But ABC launched me on this amazing path that I've been on where I've had a great opportunity to jump around and play great characters, not only on ABC, but also at NBC on DAYS." Braun's thoughts also go to friends she made at AMC. "I have a lot of friend who are now going to be out of work," she offers, "not only actors, but also writers, directors, producers and the incredible crew." As previously reported, AMC ends its 41-year run in September and OLTL, which premiered in July 1968, will conclude at the end of the year.