Friday, September 19, 2008


A Time Magazine article on the state of soaps... circa 1976.

Read the entire thing, here.

1 comment:

supersage21 said...

Some very important and telling quotes, things that aren't visible on today's PGP soaps:

When William Bell first thought of The Young and the Restless in 1973, he had in mind only the poor Foster family supported by a wrung-out mom, and the quartet of well-to-do, glamorous Brooks sisters, mired in sibling rivalry. "I look for things that touch people's lives," he explains. "I'm disappointed if my shows don't produce tears from the audience three times a week."

Friday is the most important episode of the week; a cliffhanger is necessary to induce viewers to come back after the weekend.