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Today in Soap Opera History (March 23)

1973: CBS aired the final episodes of daytime soap operas

Where the Heart Is and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

1987: The Bold and the Beautiful premiered on CBS.

2004: All My Children and One Life to Live came together for

a baby switch storyline."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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1955: On Valiant Lady, Mickey wanted an explanation from Bonny.
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