Today in Soap Opera History (March 16)

1971: DS' Bramwell was distraught over losing Daphne.

1984: Rh's Maeve and Johnny received a donation.

1990: Gh's Jerry and "Duke" shot each other.

2001: Oltl's Blair slipped off the Palace Hotel roof."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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1942: Irna Phillips' radio soap opera The Guiding Light returned to NBC Radio. After Gl was canceled by sponsor Procter & Gamble, listeners sent over 75,000 letters in protest, leading General Mills to pick up the show 11 weeks later. Gl was canceled again on November 29, 1946, but returned again on
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