is an American television producer and writer.
Rauch is best known for his work on Another World
, which he produced from 1971 to 1984. For much of that time, he worked in conjunction with Head Writer Harding Lemay
, and the team garnered the show critical acclaim and strong ratings.
Rauch led the show to an expanded hour format in 1975, which was a success. However, a subsequent time expansion to 90 minutes in 1979 was less successful though the expanded show lasted for one and a half years.
While still producing Another World
, he also helped create an AW spin-off
, which transferred popular character Iris Carrington (played by Beverlee McKinsey) to the new show amid much fanfare. Never able to achieve much in the ratings, Texas aired from August 4, 1980 to Dec. 31, 1982. Rauch served as executive producer of Texas for about 8 months, while also overseeing Another World.
Following his stint on Another World
, he produced One Life to Live
from 1984 to 1991, Santa Barbara
from 1991 to 1993, Guiding Light
from 1996 to 2002, and The Young and the Restless
from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, he was consulting producer to a period-drama aired on Russian
television, called Bednaya Nastya
Rauch has become a controversial figure among some soap fans for what some describe as larger than life plots.
- His production stints at One Life to Live and Guiding Light featured sci-fi plots such as cloning and time-travel.
- He has......