|1970: A World Apart and The Best of Everything premiered on ABC.|
1970: Another World spinoff Somerset premiered on NBC.
1970: Dark Shadows' Maggie found a mysterious note.
― David Hume
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1970: Daytime soap opera A World Apart, created by Irna Phillips' daughter, Katherine Phillips, premiered on ABC. Susan Sarandon starred as Patrice Kahlman.