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Today in Soap Opera History (April 29)

1980: EON's Raven finally arrived to see her sick son. 2009:
DAYS' Mia met Will's friend, Tad.  2013: The online versions of
All My Children and One Life to Live premiered.
"The whole past is the procession of the present."
- Thomas Carlyle

"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.

On this date in...

1932: Radio soap opera One Man's Family premiered on Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco stations. The popular series went nationwide a year later and ran until 1959.

1940: Young Doctor Malone aired for the first time on CBS Radio, having moved from the Blue Network.

1974: Radio soap opera Sounds of the City premiered.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 29)


On this date in...

1932: Radio soap opera ONE MAN'S FAMILY premiered on Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco stations.

1940: YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE aired for the first time on CBS Radio, having moved to CBS from the Blue Network.

1974: Radio soap opera SOUNDS OF THE CITY premiered.

1980: Alfred Hitchcock died at age 80.

NEWS ROUNDUP: Stockard Channing Joins THE GOOD WIFE. Plus, Kate Mulgrew, Tina Sloan, Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Capshaw, AnnaLynne McCord

Four more reasons to cheer for soaps
The success of REVENGE is one big reason that Roger Newcomb and his team at WeLoveSoaps.net are declaring the rest of 2012 as "The Year of the Soap."

GUIDING LIGHT alum Tina Sloan in Wichita
Tina Sloan, left, introduces herself to Nancy Koeppel, center, and Karen Nelson, before speaking at an author's talk at Watermark Books.

Kate Mulgrew joins the new Netflix drama ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
The show centers on Piper (Taylor Schilling), an engaged Brooklynite whose decade-old relationship with a drug-runner (Laura Prepon) in college results in her arrest and multi-year detention in a federal penitentiary. Mulgrew will play Red, a Russian prisoner who runs the kitchen and serves as a mother figurehead for the women.

CLASSIC CLIP: Jack & Mary's Wedding on RYAN'S HOPE 1976


Jack and Mary were married on RYAN'S HOPE in 1976 in a beautiful ceremony filmed on location at St. Benedict the Moor Church on Manhattan’s West Side. Watch the clips below:

50 Greatest Soap Couples: #11 Jack & Mary From RYAN'S HOPE

COUPLE: Jack Fenelli & Mary Ryan
SHOW: RYAN'S HOPE
RANK: 11
PLAYED BY:
Jack: Michael Levin
Mary: Kate Mulgrew, Mary Carney, Kathleen Tolan, Nicolette Goulet
YEARS: 1975-1979; As a ghost/spirt in 1983, 1989

STORY:
While working on her brother's (Frank) political campaign Mary met Jack, a young reporter assigned to cover the campaign for the Village Banner.   They clashed for many reasons from their backgrouns (he was Italian and she was Irish) to him being a devout bachelor versus her stubborn career-minded and family-oriented lifestyle.  Her family was the center of much of their conflict.  An opposites attraction kept them coming back to each other.  When they finally made plans to marry, Jack went on an all-night drinking binge the night before and didn't show up at the church.  Mary's father, Johnny, finally found Jack and sobered him up by throwing him into a cold shower.  Their beautiful wedding was filmed on location at St. Benedict the Moor Church on Manhattan’s West Side.

Laura Innes Joins Lindsay Wagner, Kate Mulgrew As WAREHOUSE 13 Guest Star

Laura Innes, an Emmy-nominee for both acting (ER) and directing (THE WEST WING), will guest star on Syfy’s hit series WAREHOUSE 13.

In the Monday, September 17 episode at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Innes will play Emma Jinks, the mother of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), who has been estranged from her son for two years. Steve is forced to seek out his mother during an artifact-related crisis, but in order to get to the bottom of his case, he and Emma must first make peace.

CLASSIC CLIP: Jack & Mary in RYAN'S HOPE 1983 & 1989

The spirit of Mary visited Jack in 1983 to help convince him to move on. She returned in 1989 (Kate Mulgrew's voice anyway). Watch the clips below:

Claire Labine To Be Honored, Kate Mulgrew Presenting At 64th WGA Awards

The 64th Writers Guild of America Awards will take place on Sunday, February 19 hosted by Rachel Dratch. The WGA East has also selected daytime TV writer Claire Labine as winner of the Ian McLellan Hunter Award. Judd Apatow will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.

WGA East president Michael Winship said: "With this year's Sargent and Hunter Awards, we honor one of the most important aspects of membership in the guild: collegiality. Both Judd Apatow and Claire Labine not only have created notable and entertaining bodies of work; they have gone out of their way to encourage and mentor new young writers, offering constant and solid support to those just starting out in the business."

Presenters include Kate Mulgrew, Jonathan Ames, Jon Benjamin, Shari Springer Berman, Jimmy Fallon, Geoffrey Fletcher, Nancy Giles, Steve Kroft, Seth Meyers, Robert Pulcini, James Schamus, Kristen Wiig and Terence Winter.

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