On This Day: First TV Soap Opera Debuts

On This Day: First TV Soap Opera Debuts

There are 6 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jan 31, 2009, titled On This Day: First TV Soap Opera Debuts. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

On Jan. 31, 1949, an NBC station in Chicago aired episode one of "These Are My Children," the first daytime soap opera on a major television network.

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William Reynolds

Norwalk, CT

#1 Sep 4, 2009
Irna Phillips did not create
'The Edge of Night,' Irving Vendig did.(Debut on CBS - April 2, 1956, the same day as Irna Phillips' As the World Turns' debut.
glorious estefan

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 16, 2009
AKA, On This Day: TV Got A Little Bit Worse
Janet

Portland, OR

#3 Sep 16, 2009
Oh how I'll miss The Guiding Light. I grew up on that trash. Fare thee well, Reva and Josh and Quentin and Nola and Lou Jack.
Anita

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Sep 16, 2009
glorious estefan wrote:
AKA, On This Day: TV Got A Little Bit Worse
Oh come on. Soaps are good clean fun :D
Talorfan

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 30, 2009
i am doing a history fair report for the first soap opera.
Mustaches Wild

New York, NY

#10 Dec 1, 2009
glorious estefan wrote:
AKA, On This Day: TV Got A Little Bit Worse
WORD UP TO THAT

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