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Today in Soap Opera History (June 6)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Poppy caused trouble for Tom and Faith.

1988: Another World's Amanda gave birth to Alli.

1988: Days of our Lives' Tom was secretly a poet.

2002: Guiding Light's Reva sang to Josh."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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: Local New York City radio soap opera Stella Dallas began airing nationwide on NBC Radio.

1938: Young Widder Brown premiered on NBC Radio. Stella Dallas
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 28)

1974: The first Daytime Emmys ceremony was held in New York.

1980: All My Children's Benny tried to get Estelle help.

1990: General Hospital's Shep Casey looked familiar to Anna.

2013: The Young and the Restless aired a special Jeanne

Cooper episode."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1968: On The Doctors, Liz (Pamela Toll) reassured Penny (Jami Fields) when they talked about feeling different.

1970: On Dark Shadows,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 18)

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted on As the World Turns. 1979: Pat

struggled to get past his religious differences with Nancy on

Ryan's Hope. 1990: The final episode of Falcon Crest.

1994: General Hospital's Maxie received B.J.'s heart."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa Miller on As The World Turns. She would play the iconic role for most of
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 16)

1989: Atwt's Ellen was unhappy with her husband.

1989: Gl's Will fatally injured Rose.

1994: Gh's Bobbie and Tony said goodbye to B.J.

2012: Days' Lucas and Sami reacted to Will coming out."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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: On Days of our Lives, Tom (Macdonald Carey) told Susan (Denise Alexander) that Dickie didn't have any fractures but had not regained consciousness.

1979: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: General Hospital's Anna remembered the past.

1985: Dynasty's Moldavian Massacre.

1987: Days of our Lives' Andrew was baptized.

2012: Days' Will came out to his parents."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1964: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) begged Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan
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Blue Denim

Let’s go back to 1959, when just implying that two teenagers might have first-hand knowledge of sex is socially unacceptable dynamite. This adapted play about an unwanted teen pregnancy is actually quite good, thanks to fine performances by Carol Lynley and Brandon De Wilde, who convince as cherubic high schoolers ‘too young to know the score.’ And hey, the teen trauma is set to the intense music of composer Bernard Herrmann.

Blue Denim

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Twilight Time

1959 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date April 17, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt, Warren Berlinger, Vaughn Taylor, Roberta Shore, Malcolm Atterbury, Anthony J. Corso, Gregg Martell, William Schallert.

Cinematography: Leo Tover

Film Editors: William Reynolds, George Leggewie

Original Music: Bernard Herrmann

Written by Edith Sommer, Philip Dunne from the play by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble

Produced by Charles Brackett

Directed
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2018 Daytime Emmy Reels: James Reynolds (‘Days’) is furious after his son is the victim of a police shooting [Watch]

2018 Daytime Emmy Reels: James Reynolds (‘Days’) is furious after his son is the victim of a police shooting [Watch]
James Reynolds has played Abe Carver on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” since 1981, and in the process earned nominations at the Daytime Emmys for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 and 2017. This year Reynolds is nominated for Best Actor, which is his first nomination in the lead category since 1991 when he contended for his role on the short-lived soap “Generations.” Will Reynolds win his first Emmy after almost four decades on daytime television? The winners will be announced on April 29, but they’ve already been decided in the drama acting categories by blue ribbon panels that viewed sample performance reels. Watch Reynolds’s submission above.

Reynolds’s reel surrounds the aftermath of a police shooting: Abe’s son Theo (Kyler Pettis) was shot by Jj Deveraux (Best Younger Actor nominee Casey Moss) even though he was unarmed. Abe is enraged, and he becomes even more furious when Jj explains that he
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March 27th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special, Scanners Criterion Collection, The Outer Limits Season 1

The month of March is closing out with a busy week of home entertainment releases, with two of the highlights this week being Scream Factory's stunning Steelbook editions for Assault on Precinct 13 and Prince of Darkness. Scream Factory is also keeping busy with their Collector’s Edition release of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and their Blu-ray release of IFC Midnight's I Remember You.

David Cronenberg’s Scanners is also making its way into the Criterion Collection this week, and The City of the Dead is the recipient of another limited edition release as well. Other notable titles coming home on March 27th include The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special, The Outer Limits Season 1, Hell’s Kitty, Star Time, The Executioners, Mercy Christmas, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Assault on Precinct 13 Limited Edition Steelbook (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Isolated inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 21)

1979: Guiding Light's Jackie wanted Alan to keep her secret.

1980: J.R. Ewing was shot on the third season finale of Dallas.

2005: Amelia Heinle debuted as Victoria on Young and the Restless.

2011: Jake Spencer died on General Hospital."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1952: On Search for Tomorrow, Irene wanted to visit her son,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 15)

1968: Dark Shadows' Barnabas attacked a woman trying to save him.

1983: General Hospital's Heather was arrested.

1985: Days of our Lives' Bo & Hope decided to lope.

1988: All My Children's Stuart & Cindy became engaged."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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, Mike Karr (John Larkin) told Charley (Ian Martin
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 7)

1980: Days' Tom & Alice celebrated their 50th anniversary.

1980: A train carrying Edge of Night's Draper derailed.

1983: Search for Tomorrow's Liza shot her father-in-law.

1991: The Young and the Restless' Nina shot David."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1968: On Dark Shadows, Millicent Collins (Nancy Barrett) visited Nathan Forbes and asked him to stay in Collinsport.
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Daytime Emmys 2018: Will Scott Clifton (‘The Bold and the Beautiful’) become 7th to win Best Actor back-to-back?

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Daytime Emmys 2018: Will Scott Clifton (‘The Bold and the Beautiful’) become 7th to win Best Actor back-to-back?
Scott Clifton (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) surprised us in 2017 by winning Best Actor at the Daytime Emmys for his role as Liam Spencer. He ranked last in our racetrack odds and was an uncharacteristically young winner at age 32. He also made history as the first man to win the Emmy trifecta of younger, supporting and lead categories. So now that he’s already made history, can he do it again? The television academy loves repeat winners, and when they like you they really like you. Of the nine actors who have won Best Actor multiple times, six of them won back-to-back. Clifton would be lucky number-seven.

The six back-to-back champs are a who’s who of soap opera history: Macdonald Carey (“Days of Our Lives,” 1974-1975), Douglass Watson (“Another World,” 1980-1981), David Canary (“All My Children,” 1988-1989), Peter Bergman (“The Young and the Restless,” 1991-1992), Anthony Geary (“General Hospital,
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Daytime Emmys 2018: James Reynolds (‘Days of Our Lives’) would make history with long overdue Best Actor victory

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Daytime Emmys 2018: James Reynolds (‘Days of Our Lives’) would make history with long overdue Best Actor victory
James Reynolds (“Days of Our Lives”) is the front-runner to win Best Actor at the Daytime Emmys according to our early predictions with leading odds of 11/5. If he does prevail it will be the first Emmy in a career that stretches back almost four decades, and it would make history for his soap and for black actors.

Reynolds has played Abe Carver on “Days” since 1981, which makes him the longest-running black character in soap opera history. But during that time he has only earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for the role: Best Supporting Actor in 2004 and 2017. He also picked up one Best Actor bid in 1991 for his stint in the short-lived drama “Generations.” He has never won, so he’s long overdue, and “Days” has also spent decades waiting for a win in this category. The first two Daytime Emmys for Best Actor went to “Days” star Macdonald Carey (1974-
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 26)

1966: Sft's Joanne and Stu celebrated Christmas with family and

friends. 1986: In the final scene of Search for Tomorrow,

Stu asked, "What is it, Jo? What is it you're searching for?"

Jo's reply: "Tomorrow. And I can't wait.""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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1941: After being canceled by the network, NBC Radio aired what was intended to be the final episode of radio soap opera The Guiding Light. The network received 75,000 protest letters and the show returned 11 weeks later on March 16, 1942, running for four and a half more years on NBC Radio before being canceled again. CBS Radio
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 21)

1981: Gh's Laura was offered the "Miss Star Eyes" job.

1982: Barrington and Burgess plotted on Capitol.

1987: Gl's Johnny saw it snow. 2007: A dollhouse came

to life on Atwt."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 Dark Shadows, Sam Evans (David Ford) called Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds) and told him to meet him at the Blue Whale because "the worst possible thing that could happen, has happened." At the Inn, Sam gleefully announced that Laura, Roger's wife, had come home.

1966: On Peyton Place, Rodney Harrington (Ryan O'Neal) had a hard time processing the revelation Hannah
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It Came From The Tube: Summer Of Fear (1978)

Sometimes, TV horror is the perfect medium for a particular kind of story. Perhaps a story that doesn’t rely on effects or sensationalism to affect the viewer; a tale that works in a simple, straightforward way, dealing with all too common emotions experienced by the regular teenage mind. To wit, Summer of Fear (1978) Aka Stranger in Our House, a chiller directed by the late legend Wes Craven based on the bestselling Ya novel of the same name by Lois Duncan (I Know What You Did Last Summer). It’s a breezy thrill ride that also shows Craven could successfully work in the mainstream.

Originally airing Halloween night on NBC under the Stranger title as one of their The Big Event titles, its toughest competition was ABC’s Three’s Company/Taxi/Starsky and Hutch dynamo. But no worries, if you needed a horror fix on Halloween night, this is what you were watching.
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Days of Our Lives Review: Remembering All The Wrong Things

When I first started watching Days of Our Lives as a little kid, Tom and Alice were still alive, and their presence added such a sense of warmth and love to the show.

In the years since MacDonald Carey and Frances Reid passed away. that sense of family and love has gradually faded away, which is a real shame, because that was what drew viewers to Days of Our Lives year after year.

That's why when Julie decided to tell her new-to-her grandson about the family he was born into, it was so disappointing that there wasn't a single flashback.

Julie's family stories were a welcome diversion from all the kidnappings, violence, and general meanness for the sake of meanness elsewhere in Salem. I loved hearing all the old stories again. But having some flashbacks to go along with the memories would have enriched these scenes.

First of all, since
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Daytime Emmys Preview: Soaps Keep Audiences With Long-Term Characters

Daytime Emmys Preview: Soaps Keep Audiences With Long-Term Characters
It’s debatable that there are any “new viewers” out there willing to commit to watching a network soap five days a week. However, the remaining four broadcast soaps have a strategy to maintain their existing audiences, and ward off the threat of cancellation, which has claimed their rivals in recent years: Shine a spotlight on beloved, long-term characters.

That strategy is evident in the episodes each of the four surviving soaps (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”) selected as submissions for the Daytime Emmys drama series prize.

Both “General Hospital” submissions are loaded with veteran players, but couldn’t be more different in terms of content. An anniversary episode, featuring black and white segments, harkens back to the show’s early days. The episode resolves the “Fluke” storyline, explaining Luke Spencer’s bizarre behavior and how his parents died.
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Blue Denim

Hollywood tackles the big issues! This adapted play about an unwanted teen pregnancy is actually quite good, thanks to fine performances by Carol Lynley and Brandon De Wilde, who convince as cherubic high schoolers 'too young to know the score.' And hey, the teen trauma is set to an intense music score by Bernard Herrmann. Blue Denim 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives 1959 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date March 16, 2016 / available through Amazon / 19.98 Starring Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt, Warren Berlinger, Vaughn Taylor, Roberta Shore, Malcolm Atterbury, Anthony J. Corso, Gregg Martell, William Schallert. Cinematography Leo Tover Film Editor William Reynolds, George Leggewie Original Music Bernard Herrmann Written by Edith Sommer, Philip Dunne from the play by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble Produced by Charles Brackett Directed by Philip Dunne

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Sex education today is erratic, with no established standard, but
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Roots The Complete Series Comes to Blu-Ray in June

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Even as a new version of the classic mini-series is in the works, Warner Bros. is aiming to please fans by bringing the entire original series of Roots to the high definition format with a slew of bonus features. Come inside to learn more!

If you're a fan of the original Roots series, or weren't old enough to remember the iconic mini-series, then you're in luck. Today WB has announced a new blu-ray set to bring the entire series to blu-ray with loads of special features that dive into the heart of the story on June 7, 2016. All the details are below:

The groundbreaking, acclaimed television miniseries that captivated the entire nation and won multiple awards, Roots, will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) on June 7, 2016. The legendary family saga, which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton, Transformers: Rescue Bots,
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