Today in Soap Opera History (June 17)

1986: Another World's Cass heard Cecile plotting against Kathleen.

1997: Port Charles' Lucy was grabbed while looking for Serena.

2002: As the World Turns' Jack punched Craig.

2013: All My Children's David found Cassandra."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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1932: CBS Radio soap opera Judy and Jane aired for the final time. Four months later, it was picked up by NBC Radio. After it was canceled from radio for good in 1935, it continued to be distributed through transcription for 12 more years.

1950: Hawkins Falls premiered on NBC.
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