It's been a sad few years for soap opera fans. All My Children will go dark in September of this year as will One Life to Live just a few months later in January of 2012. And in 2009 and 2010 we saw the end of Guiding Light and As The World Turns. The soap opera fan base is a passionate one. Fans are running twitter, email, and letter writing campaigns in an effort to save their favorite shows.