Today in Soap Opera History (May 17)

1933: One Man's Family expanded to a national audience.

1979: Delia loaned Johnny money on Ryan's Hope. 1988: Atwt's

Hal and Barbara celebrated on the night before their wedding.

1994: Gh's Felicia learned Maxie would get 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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1933: Radio soap opera One Man's Family expanded from being broadcast on the west coast only to the full nationwide NBC network.
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