Today in Soap Opera History (February 27)

1968: Dark Shadow' Victoria was found guilty of witchcraft.

1973: Guiding Light's Bauer family attended Papa Bauer's funeral.

1986: Search for Tomorrow's Jo was rescued from a flood.

2008: Days of our Lives' Caroline said goodbye to Shawn."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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, Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) collapsed after the judges found her guilty of witchcraft and sentenced her to be hanged until dead.

1973: On The Guiding Light, the Bauer family and freinds attended a moving memorial service for the recently deceased Papa Bauer.
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