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Today in Soap Opera History (January 6)

1975: Another World expanded to an hour full-time.

1983: Felicia Gallant arrived in Another World's Bay City.

1986: General Hospital's Monica was at odds with Alan.

1997: Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach premiered on NBC."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1966: On Peyton Place, Rodney Harrington (Ryan O'Neal) visited Allison Mackenzie (Mia Farrow) at Doctors Hospital. She had told Rodney she loved him on the day of his arraignment but she no longer remembered her feelings for him. The episode was written by Sonya Roberts and Rita Lakin. Lakin went on to become head writer of daytime soap opera The Doctors.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 9)

1984: One Life to Live's Estelle was full of herself. 1985: Cruz

found Eden unconscious and tried to save her on Santa Barbara.

1986: Days of our Lives' Mike met Robin Jacobs.

1989: Delia and Roger were married on Ryan's Hope."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1958: On The Edge of Night, Virginia (Cathleen Cordell) bumped into John H. Phillips (House Jameson) and identified him as "Mr. X". Phillips told Virginia he wanted to keep his identity confidential to avoid making enemies with any of his clients. He wanted to remain politically neutral in their eyes.

1968: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 12)

1981: Primetime soap Dynasty premiered on ABC.

1993: Maureen Bauer died on Guiding Light.

2009: As the World Turns Luke and Noah made love.

2012: One Life to Live's Viki gave a speech for the ages about

beloved canceled soap Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1967: The character of Hope Bauer, who crossed over from The Guiding Light, appeared on Another World for the final time. Elissa Leeds played the role on both shows.

1976: Days of our Lives stars Bill Hayes (Doug) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Read the article here.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 3)

1977: Lovers and Friends premiered on NBC.

1980: Edge of Night's Cliff ate Mrs. Corey's soup.

1995: Days' Alice interrupted Bo and Billie's wedding.

2001: All My Children's Bianca was outed at the Crystal Ball."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1938: Irna Phillips' radio soap opera Woman in White premiered on NBC Red. The show told the story of Karen Adams, a young nurse who dedicated her life to others, taking care of two young siblings after the death of her parents. Karen spent much of her time counseling others, although she did find time to marry and experience
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 1)

1951: The Archers premiered.

1968: Dark Shadows' Jeremiah tried to bury Angelique alive.

1981: Knots Landing's Diana and Karen "Put on a Happy Face".

1982: Dallas' Miss Ellie received tragic news."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1951: British radio soap opera The Archers premiered. The show was created by Godfrey Baseley, and originally billed as "an everyday story of country folk."

The opening line was by Dan Archer who said: "And a happy New Year to all!" His wife Doris responded with: "A very happy New Year, Dan." During the episode, Dan’s son Philip shared a kiss with a nearby farmer’s daughter,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on

December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982),

The Doctors (1982) and Sunset Beach (1999)."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1965: On Scarlett Hill, Kate (Beth Lockerbie) and Pearl discussed their fears that Ruth was only marrying Mr. Quill for his money. Sheila became extremely rude to Pearl when Pearl tried to show her pictures of the five-year-old she was about to adopt. Sheila revealed a bit of her tragic life to Stan. Ruth openly admitted to Kate that she was only getting married for the money, knowing there was nothing Kate could do to stop her,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 23)

1981: Gh's Rick and Lesley were married. 1987: Gl's Amanda

returned to Springfield. 1988: Rh's Sister Mary Joel made

a decision about her future. 2002: Y&R's Brittany was

advised by a homeless woman named Sylvia."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1963: On The Edge of Night, Winston Grimsley (Walter Greaza) told Phil Capice (Ray MacDonnell) his complicated plan which would likely keep the Warrens from leaving town. Emory (Bill Berger) and Lyn (Gillian Spencer) Warren discussed their soon-to-be monetary situation and why they both had to be in superior physical and mental condition for their plan to work.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 25)

Family and friends gather to celebrate Christmas on The Doctors

(1967), Guiding Light (1979), General Hospital (1981),

EastEnders (1986), Search for Tomorrow (1986),

All My Children (1986) As the World Turns (1995),

Another World (1996) and Days of our Lives (2001).

"History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1939: On Bachelor's Children, Sam (Olan Soule) was relieved to learn that Janet had safely given birth to a healthy child after a grueling, perilous labor. Sam's relief was so great that he appeared to be in shock and could only respond to questions with grunts and murmurs. Janet was exhausted but ecstatically happy, and moved by the fact that her baby daughter's
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 24)

Family and friends gather to celebrate Christmas on As the

World Turns (1965), Guiding Light (1979), General Hospital

(1982) and The Young and the Restless (1992)."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1965: On As the World Turns, Ellen Stewart (Patricia Bruder) told her husband, David (Henderson Forsythe), about a Christmas long ago when she was pregnant. Their conversation was interrupted by Paul (Edmund Gaynes) and Dan (Jeffrey Rowland), who opened a gift from his grandmother. Later, David told Ellen he already knew about her child.

1968: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) found Joe Haskell (Joel Crothers) had been attacked by the werewolf
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 20)

1982: The Doctors' Kit and Mike were stranded during a snow storm.

1985: Lujack's spirit visited Beth on Guiding Light. 1996: All

My Children's Adam and Liza were married. 2007: General

Hospital Dillon returned and found out about Georgie's death."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Bebe Spode (Renne Jarrett) came back home and told her father, Martin Spode (Eric Dressler), how much she loved him.

1965: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) met Martin Peyton (George Macready).

1968: On The Doctors, Phillip Townsend III (Ralph Purdum) continued to hold Liz Wilson captive.

1971: On The Doctors,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 13)

1954: Radio soap The Road of Life made its TV debut.

1979: General Hospital's Monica gave birth to Aj. 1991: All

My Children's Adam and Erica married for the second time.

2010: One Life to Live's Natalie accepted John's proposal."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1954: Procter & Gamble's popular radio soap opera The Road of Life, created by Irna Phillips in 1937, made its television debut on CBS in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. Et time slot.

Because many CBS affiliates chose to run local news and talk shows during this time, the program never achieved the popularity
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 10)

1979: The Edge of Night's Deborah continued to be poisoned.

1981: Milton Berle guest-starred on General Hospital.

1991: Days of our Lives' Carly and Bo exchanged vows in Mexico.

2001: One Life to Live's Blair was reunited with her baby."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Willy (Edward Holmes) informed Mike (John Larkin) that Ed was the staff member who talked to Dalton.

1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Steve Aldrich (David O'Brien) recalled how happy he and Carolee Simpson (Carolee Campbell) were the day that he was arrested for Dan's murder. Later at the jail,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 9)

1960: Coronation Street premiered. 1981: Gh's Bobbie

admitted to Noah that she was once a prostitute. 2005: Y&R's

Michael and Lauren were married. 2008: B&B's Steffy

grieved over her dead twin sister."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1949: On The Guiding Light, Bert Miller (Ann Shepherd) married Bill Bauer (Lyle Sudrow).

1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) blasted Da Bruce Thompson (Brett Morrison) during his television speech for having an affair with Ruth Sherman. He also used what Ed (Les Damon) had said to make it look as if Thompson's own staff members had lost faith in him.
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Nancy Malone’s Estate Donates $500K to AFI in Support of Women Filmmakers

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The estate of the late actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Nancy Malone has gifted $500,000 to the American Film Institute (AFI) with the goal of advancing female filmmakers. The donation will go towards supporting women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) as well as setting up the new Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers, a press release has announced.

The donation will establish the Nancy Malone Symposium, a coalition for the advancement of female filmmakers which will be held yearly at AFI Fest beginning in 2018.

“It was Nancy’s lifelong wish that women storytellers be heard,” explained Linda Hope of the Nancy Malone estate. “The Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers ensure that her wish is realized.”

Nancy Malone remains an enduring inspiration at the American Film Institute,” added Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “This peerless gift in support
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Exclusive: Cast & Crew Reflect on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – Part 2

Last month, we brought you Part 1 of an extensive cast & crew retrospective detailing the history of the oft-maligned sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation! Continuing our coverage, we bring you the remainder of our interviews with actors Tyler Cone (The War at Home), Tonie Perensky (Varsity Blues), and John Harrison (Guiding Light) […]

The post Exclusive: Cast & Crew Reflect on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – Part 2 appeared first on Dread Central.
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Just Received Extra Great News From ABC

  • OnTheFlix
Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We've got some extra great news for you guys that we think you'll certainly enjoy hearing. Recently, the folks over at Deadline recently put out a report revealing that ABC is so pleased with the way the current season 14 is going that they decided to extend it! That's right. Apparently, ABC only originally ordered 22 episodes for this season, but now they've bumped that number up to a full 24. That means you guys can expect to get an additional two more episodes before this season is over. How do you guys feel about that? We're sure most of you are ecstatic about it. In addition to ABC extending out Grey's Anatomy's 14th season, Deadline also reported that ABC gave their hit comedy series "Black-ish" another two episodes, and they gave their show American Housewife another two episodes. That gave both of those series a total 24 episodes each.
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Family Says ‘Selfless’ Church Massacre Victim Died Shielding Her Grandson from Gunfire

  • PEOPLE.com
Authorities on Wednesday confirmed that Peggy Lynn Warden, a grandmother, sister, mother and devout Texan woman, was among those killed in Sunday’s church massacre.

“She was a woman of faith, not just in her church but in the way she lived her life every day,” her sister Leisa Kugler tells People. “She was absolutely the most selfless person I’ve ever know.”

Warden, who grew up just five miles from First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was fatally shot when a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in the rural church on Sunday morning, killing 25 people and an unborn baby and injuring 20 more.
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Rebecca Damon Replaces Mike Hodge as New York SAG-aftra President

Rebecca Damon Replaces Mike Hodge as New York SAG-aftra President
Rebecca Damon has been appointed SAG-aftra’s New York president, replacing the late Mike Hodge in the post.

Damon has been acting president of the union’s second-largest local since Hodge died on Sept. 9. The New York Local Board unanimously approved Damon’s appointment, which was announced Tuesday by SAG-aftra. Hodge was elected to serve a two-year term on Aug. 24.

Damon was also re-elected over Matthew Modine on Oct. 6 as executive vice president, the union’s second-highest office, at its biennial convention.

Damon was part of the successful efforts to merge SAG with AFTRA in 2012, which brought in broadcasters and recording artists into what had been an actors union. SAG-aftra has about 160,000 members.

Damon has credits on “The Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” and “One Life to Live” in addition to working as a voiceover performer. She is a SAG-aftra National Board member and chair of the national Government Review Committee and Move NY Committee. She is
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Is Bringing On A New Female Guest

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Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We've got some very interesting new casting news for you guys in regards to this current season 14. Recently, the folks over at Entertainment Weekly put out a new article revealing that the show has hired former"One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz. If any of you were "One Tree Hill" fans, you'll remember her as the one who played character Haley James Scott on that show. Entertainment Weekly pointed out that this new casting comes just after they got rid of season regular Martin Henderson aka Dr. Nathan Riggs. Bethany is scheduled to just be a guest character on Grey's Anatomy. So, it doesn't sound like she'll be sticking around for long. She might come in and do an arc that spans a few episodes and then head out. But, who knows? Anything can happen. She might stick around the whole season if they decide its better for the show.
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General Hospital Adds Wes Ramsey in November Sweeps Mystery Role

General Hospital Adds Wes Ramsey in November Sweeps Mystery Role
August will arrive in November when Wes Ramsey joins General Hospital in a mystery role.

RelatedGh Vet Tamara Braun Is Returning… But Not as Carly?

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Guiding Light and CSI: Miami alum is joining ABC’s daytime drama in the role of Peter August. No further details on the character are available, other than his first airdate: Tuesday, Nov. 14 — smack dab in the middle of November sweeps.

The casting comes on the heels of Gh vet/favorite Tamara Braun being confirmed to return (though not as Carly).

In addition to his run as Gl‘s
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