Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Deidre Hall: 'There Will Always Be A Wonderful Place For Soap Operas'

DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Deidre Hall will be in Chattanooga on Sunday to appear at She: An Expo for Women, a two-day event sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Hall will sign her books, meet fans and pose for photos during her 2:45 p.m. appearance. The paper spoke with the actress about the event and the state of daytime soaps. Hall told them she thought soaps would never go off the air.
The two ABC shows, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," were canceled by a man who was not very knowledgeable about what he was doing. He thought it would be cheaper to do a game show or reality show.

It isn't about budgets. Women have been watching these shows for so many generations they are invested. They've shared them with their grandparents and grandchildren. It's their touchstone, it's their family.

The reason we are their family is because we've been there for viewers almost 50 years. We were there when they came home from school and Grandma was in the kitchen with our show on, when they went off to college and had something in common with their roommates watching the show.

We are there when people go into rest homes, on holidays when nobody comes to the table. We know our audience really loves us. We're family. The ABC executive, who is now gone, didn't get that.

We're never going off the air. There will always be a wonderful place for soap operas.
Check out more of Hall's interview here.


What: She: An Expo for Women

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Chattanooga Con-vention Center, 1150 Carter St.

Two-day admission: $12 online, $15 adult at the door; $7, children 5-12; free under 5

Information: or (423) 757-6498

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  2. What Deidre has said here is purely beautiful correctness, and nothing more. Wow.

  3. Agree about OLTL/AMC and 'never going off the air'.

  4. Gorgeous place, I just went here yesterday with someone. The place itself was beautiful and spacious, the seats were comfortable and wide.