On this date in...
1938: YOUNG WIDDER BROWN, from Frank and Anne Hummert, premiered on NBC Radio. The show told the story of young Ellen, a 30 year old mother, who struggles to raise her children without the small town mentality that came with living in Simpsonsville.
1976: Both ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GENERAL HOSPITAL expanded to 45 minutes. GH debuted a new theme song, "Autumn Breeze," as well.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kathryn Hays (ex-Kim, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Leslie, GUIDING LIGHT) - 78
Francia Raisa (Adrian, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER) - 23
Taylor Momsen (Jenny, GOSSIP GIRL) - 18
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INTERVIEWS: AMC Cast Red Carpet Lynn Herring (Part 2) OLTL Stamford Robin Mattson Kristian Alfonso
CASTING NEWS: Darin Brooks joining B&B Michael Nader returns to AMC Hunter Tylo leaving B&B Samantha Logan joins GH
UPFRONTS: NBC FOX Univision Telemundo ABC CBS TBS/TNT CW USA
Daytime Emmy Nominations Revealed! Jeanne Cooper dead at 84 - Tribute planned
Schedule change for ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE