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2009-07-16 09:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Rewards has teamed up with the Sony Pictures Television Emmy-nominated daytime drama series DAYS OF OUR LIVES and SOAPnet, which broadcasts the daytime drama weeknights at 11:00 PM, to create the July Sony Rewards "Monthly Dream Prize" sweepstakes. The prize, valued at $10,000 will be awarded to one lucky DAYS OF OUR LIVES aficionado with a dream trip to Hollywood and the opportunity to rub elbows with their favorite characters from...

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2009-04-01 18:53:09

The U.S. soap opera "Guiding Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will conclude its final season on CBS in September, a producer said. The announcement that the daytime drama wasn't renewed by CBS for the 2009-10 broadcast season was made Wednesday. The cancellation marks the end of the soap's run, which lasted 57 years on the network after a 15-year life as a radio show. The TV show won 69 Daytime Emmy awards. Being on the air for more than seven decades is truly remarkable,...

2009-04-01 12:45:00

Show Celebrates 72-Year History of Drama and Broadcast Innovation NEW YORKApril 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Guiding Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will complete its final season on the CBS Television Network in September. The daytime drama was not renewed by CBS for the 2009/2010 broadcast season, marking the end of its 57 year run on the Network. Over the years, GL has been on the forefront of innovation in both use of technology and groundbreaking storytelling. GL...

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2009-03-30 21:11:39

A decision regarding whether to cancel Guiding Light, the longest-running U.S. soap opera, is expected to be made within the next month, insiders say. TV Week said CBS' current deal for the Procter & Gamble-produced series is set to end in September after a run of more than 70 years on radio and television for the venerable series. The network is said to be considering dropping it due to low ratings. The decision is expected to be made soon, so if the daytime drama does get the ax,...

2009-02-02 16:20:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Soap opera stars are waving goodbye to Genoa City, saying so long to Salem, and leaving Llanview behind to embark on Soap Opera Mania on tour, a dynamic, highly interactive weekend fan event coming to 39 North American cities in 2009, culminating with Soap Cruise(R)-The Third Voyage in January 2010! Presented by Celebrity Events Group, Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly, fans will spend five hours with eight to twelve of daytime's most...

2008-10-31 15:10:00

The family of a Georgia boy who was kidnapped, raped and killed last year says it is upset his picture was used on a nighttime soap opera. A photo of Christopher Barrios, 6, who was killed in 2007, was used as a prop in a scene on "General Hospital: Night Shift," WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported. Christopher's grandmother, Sue Rodriquez, said the show had no right to use the boy's photograph. "Oh, my God, have mercy," Rodriquez told the station, adding she cried when she saw the clip of the soap...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

By LAURA NAYLOR Young actress Laura Dawson is appealing to the public to help her continue in her first professional screen role. The 24-year-old, from Longton, has landed a part in an online soap opera - described as a cross between Big Brother and Hollyoaks. Viewers can elect which storyline they want to see in Spinning Jenny, which is filmed in Manchester, in order to choose who to vote in and out of the plot. The soap opera is about the life of a young woman called Jenny...

2008-08-07 15:00:36

BRUNSWICK - Ron Raines, best known to daytime audiences as "Guiding Light's" Alan Spaulding, will regale Maine State Music Theatre audiences Monday, Aug. 11, with his repertoire of Broadway favorites. The one-night only show, "Ron Raines and Friends," will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus. Daytime audiences will recognize Raines as Alan Spaulding from the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light" since 1994, a role that has earned him three Emmy Award and...

2008-07-26 09:00:30

The Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. Larry Haines, a two-time Daytime Emmy winner for his 35-year role on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow," has died. He was 89. Haines, who also had a successful career on Broadway, died July 17 at a Delray Beach hospital where he had been admitted a week earlier, his attorney and friend, Tom Dachelet, said Wednesday. The actor played Stu Bergman on "Search for Tomorrow" for almost the show's entire run from 1951 to 1986, missing only the first...

2008-07-25 15:00:48

By Chicago Tribune Jul. 25--DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Larry Haines, a two-time Daytime Emmy winner for his 35-year role on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow," has died. He was 89. Mr. Haines, who also had a successful career on Broadway, died July 17 at a Delray Beach hospital where he had been admitted a week earlier, his attorney and friend, Tom Dachelet, said Wednesday. The actor played Stu Bergman on "Search for Tomorrow" for almost the show's entire run from 1951 to 1986,...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.