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Today in Soap Opera History (February 17)

1982: GH's Luke ran into his old friend, Johnny. 1983: KL's Ciji
was found dead. & 1987: RH's Max Dubujak fell to his "death".
1998: AW's Shane Roberts died following a car crash.
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes

"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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1953: On The Guiding Light, sBert (Charita Bauer) told Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz) that she was worried Bill (Lyle Sudrow) might have an affair with Gloria LaRue or even return to the bottle. Later, Papa advised Bill to be more loving and patient with Bert. Bill admitted he's not sure how faithful he could be to Bert with her domineering ways interfering.

1961: On The Edge of Night, Sara Karr (Teal Ames) ran out of the house after her two-year-old, Laurie (Victoria Larkin), had wandered into the street, followed by the sound of screeching tires and an impact.

1972: Robin Strasser returned to the role of Rachel Clark on Another World after leaving the soap two months earlier in December 1971. The announcer said: "Today, Another World welcomes back Robin Strasser in the role of Rachel."

Today in Soap Opera History (January 3)

1977: Lovers and Friends premiered on NBC. 1980: Edge of 
Night's Cliff ate soup Mrs. Corey intended for Deborah.
1995: Days' Alice interrupted Bo and Billie's wedding.
2001: All My Children's Bianca was outed at the Crystal Ball.
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes

"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...

1938: Irna Phillips' radio soap opera Woman in White premiered on NBC Red. The show told the story of Karen Adams, a young nurse who dedicated her life to others, taking care of two young siblings after the death of her parents. Karen spent much of her time counseling others, although she did find time to marry and experience some marital difficulties of her own. The show ran until 1942 but returned from 1944 to 1948 as the story of nurse Eileen Holmes and her romance with Dr. Paul Burton, with only a few characters remaining from the original version. During this later period, Woman in White appeared as part of The General Mills Hour, along with two other Irna Phillips serials, The Guiding Light and Today's Children, and Phillips experimented with combining plots and moving characters among the three stories.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 26)

1983: The 2-hour Loving pilot aired in primetime.
"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

"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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1939: NBC Blue aired the final episode of short-lived radio soap opera Orphans of Divorce. Margaret Anglin starred as Nora Kelly Worthington.

1946: On radio soap Rosemary, Rosemary (Betty Winkler) stopped at a drug store to use the telephone to call Dr. Jim (Bill Adams) about Bill's memory return. Listen below.

1968: On Another World, Sam (Jordan Charney) was suspicious of his niece, the social climbimg Rachel (Robin Strasser). He smiled when she said they could be friends now that they were traveling in the same high-class circles (Rachel married Russ earlier in 1968 on January 3). Sam moved to Somerset in 1970 with his wife, Lahoma.

1978: On One Life to Live, Brad (Jameson Parker) told Jenny (Katherine Glass) the truth about the night Lana died including his mother's ring and all he did to get it from Cathy. Cathy (Jennifer Harmon) informed Will (Anthony George) she was leaving Llanview because of her love for Larry. Viki (Erika Slezak) told Joe (Lee Patterson) that Irene Clayton was dying and wanted them to adopt her daughter, Tina.

Today in Soap Opera History (February 17)

1982: GH's Luke ran into his old friend, Johnny. 1983: KL's Ciji
was found dead.  1987: RH's Max Dubujak fell to his "death".
1998: AW's Bobby Reno died following a car crash.
"There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again - now."
- Eugene O'Neill

"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...

1953: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Bert (Charita Bauer) told Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz) that she was worried Bill (Lyle Sudrow) might have an affair with Gloria LaRue or even return to the bottle. Later, Papa advised Bill to be more loving and patient with Bert. Bill admitted he's not sure how faithful he could be to Bert with her domineering ways interfering.

1961: In the final scene of a live THE EDGE OF NIGHT Friday episode, Sara Karr (Teal Ames) ran out of the house after her two-year-old, Laurie (Victoria Larkin), had wandered into the street, followed by the sound of screeching tires and an impact.

1972: Robin Strasser returned to the role of Rachel Clark on ANOTHER WORLD after leaving the soap two months earlier in December 1971. The announcer said: "Today, ANOTHER WORLD welcomes back Robin Strasser in the role of Rachel."

Today in Soap Opera History (January 3)

1977: LOVERS AND FRIENDS premiered on NBC. 1980: EON's
Cliff ate soup Mrs. Corey intended for Deborah. 1995: DAYS'
Alice interrupted Bo and Billie's wedding. 2001: AMC's
Bianca was outed at the Crystal Ball.
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
- Winston Churchill

"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...

1938: Irna Phillips' radio soap opera WOMAN IN WHITE premiered on NBC Red. The show told the story of Karen Adams, a young nurse who dedicated her life to others, taking care of two young siblings after the death of her parents. Karen spent much of her time counseling others, although she did find time to marry and experience some marital difficulties of her own. The show ran until 1942 but returned from 1944 to 1948 as the story of nurse Eileen Holmes and her romance with Dr. Paul Burton, with only a few characters remaining from the original version. During this later period, WOMAN IN WHITE appeared as part of THE GENERAL MILLS HOURS, along with two other Irna Phillips serials, THE GUIDING LIGHT and TODAY'S CHILDREN, and Phillips experimented with combining plots and moving characters among the three stories.

WATCH: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Stars On LARRY KING NOW (Full Episode)


ONE LIFE TO LIVE stars Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Melissa Archer, Tuc Watkins, and Corbin Bleu appeared on LARRY KING NOW on Monday. Watch the full episode below:

WATCH: Robin Strasser & Erika Slezak on LARRY KING NOW; Full Episode Airs Today


ONE LIFE TO LIVE legends Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser talk to Larry King about the cancellation and renewal of the show. Watch below:

Celebrating ONE LIFE TO LIVE's 45th Anniversary: Erika Slezak & Robin Strasser Videos Released


In honor of ONE LIFE TO LIVE's week-long celebration of their 45th anniversary, MORE ONE LIFE TO LIVE host Leslie Miller has released special never-before-seen moments from her interview with daytime divas Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak. In addition, Erika Slezak reads a very special letter from creator Agnes Nixon about the anniversary of the iconic series.

Check out four videos below to see these special moments.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 29)


On this date in...

1915: Future soap opera legend Ruth Warrick (ex-Phoebe, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Hannah, PEYTON PLACE; ex-Janet, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Edie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) was born.

1943: Radio soap opera LONELY WOMEN, created by Irna Phillips, debuted on NBC Radio.

1956: THE GUIDING LIGHT aired for the final time on CBS Radio. The show remained on CBS-TV until September 2009.

1956: On the final episode of long-running radio soap opera YOUNG WIDDER BROWN, Dr. Anthony Loring (Ned Weaver) stopped Ellen Brown (Wendy Drew) just before she left Simpsonville for Chicago. He proposed marriage and she accepted.