Save Our Soaps!

October 22, 2009
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Calling all Soap Opera Fans, it is time to get busy and Save Our Soaps. The recent cancellation of Guiding Light, All My Children’s move to Los Angeles, and Eric Braeden leaving The Young and The Restless all point to one thing, daytime soap operas are in serious trouble.

Not that this is news to anyone. I mean let’s face it, the days of Luke and Laura soap royalty are gone. The television industry has been changing for the past few years and as it changes it seems our beloved Soaps are being pushed aside for Talk Shows and Game shows. But if you are a die hard Soap Opera fan like me you know nothing can replace your shows. I mean what if there was no more Jack/Carly on As The World Turns or Erica Cane on All My Children, wouldn’t you feel a sense of loss? I know it may sound crazy but I know many of you know what I am talking about.

That being said it is time to take action before this amazing industry is a thing of the past. Write letters to the networks, to the producers of your favorite show, anything that will get the attention of the powers that be. Even something as simple as making sure you watch your show everyday or picking up a new show can help. I know first hand that what keeps a show on the air is ratings, even if it is VCR or DVR ratings. Personally I watch Days of Ours Lives, As The World Turns, and General Hospitalfaithfully, well faithfully DVR’d that is. My point is that whatever you can do it will help. Now I know there are some true Soap Opera fans out there, so get with me and let’s Save Our Soaps before it is too late.

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9 Responses to “Save Our Soaps!”

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    shannon Says:

    I want to save our soaps, but I’m so over Jack/Carly. Please don’t ever reunite them again!

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    JoAnn Fontnette Says:

    Reunite Jack/Carly I believe they are a powerful couple together.They have a strong on screen chemistry.I do not see this with Jack/Janet.I have been a fan of AS THE WORLD TURNS for which seems like forever.The other favorite couples are Tom/Margo,Holden/Lily,Bob/Kim and Brad/Katie.These couples fight,love,split up and over come there problems together and stay together.Married couples should be inspired by the producer’s on screen reality of what so many of us should be doing to work harder to keep our marriage together.

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    Arlene Styles Says:

    PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL ATWT. God what is wrong with you and your people. This is a well worth soap and just the longevity of it suggests how well it has done. Where do you get these ratings? REALITY TV……everything on television belongs in the sewer. Please use integrity of long ago and see the value and need to keep this program on the air.

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    Janice Field Says:

    My mother started watching ATWT when I was a baby. I have been watching it for many years. I cannot believe they are cancelling it. I guess it does not have enough fans in the so called”Target Audience” of 18 to 34. If your not in this age group you do not count. Even the quality night time shows do not stand a chance because the U.S. as a whole are a bunch of morons. How else could a show like My Name is Earl have survived all this time.Not to mention some of these horrid reality shows.

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    Carla Berelli Says:

    Igrew up watching soap operas. Iam deeply saddened by what is happening. These programs have a loyal following. The viewers didn’t deserve what CBS did to us. I’ts always about money. CBS is making millions and it’s still not enough. They’re greedy. Please find a way to keep the show on the air for many,many more years.

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    Jenny Hedges Says:

    I’m not pleased with the cancellation of as the world turns’I have watched it for years,
    you need not think you can put another game
    show on to replace it,we have enough game shows!they even have a game show network,enough is enough! first guiding light now as the world turns.If this keeps up i’m going to cancel cable and just read books!!
    Sincerly
    Jenny Hedges

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    marilyn regan Says:

    i want ours soaps to be saves and i was just reading on line that Google is starting there own TV networks and will be airing old and new TV shows plus movies why not get ours soaps on there to its another way to save ours soaps have it on Google TV,

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    rose smith Says:

    please dont cancel as the world turns I have watched this show since I was a little girl and even if i wasnt home to watch now i can record on dvr, I and many more are going to miss very much.

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    Chris Says:

    I can not believe that CBS is taking off AS THE WORLD TURNS! This is outrageous! First Ghost Whisper now this. People (women) who work and come home to watch t.v. and relax are not going to have their favorite shows to watch anymore. Honestly, I am disenchanted with CBS. I don’t think I can watch them if they do this. I have watched this show since I was a kid with my mother and grandmother. AWT is like a time honored tradition in my household. When Nancy (Helen) died it was like part of the family died. I can not believe that Young and the Restless beats out this show! Get real! Reality Show? What the heck…who needs reality when we live it everyday! Give us back Jack/Carlee, Holden/Lilly, Bob/Kim, Katie/Chris/Jack/Brad whom ever she has, Parker and his teenage drama and of course Dusty and his manly way of catching Janet even Luke and his drama is close to reality for me I don’t need t.v. reality shows to look at…this show is adult imaginary friends DON’T TAKE THEM AWAY! :(