Watching our soaps has not been easy this week as the impeachment hearings in Washington aired on all three broadcast networks both Wednesday and Friday.
Do You Want Your Soap Operas?
On Wednesday, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful were each delayed, but on Friday, BB was delayed. GH, YR, and DAYS aired in some markets and will be available online through streaming or network websites over the weekend.
But we ask if YOU feel the networks should be covering these hearings rather than airing regular programming. Yes, this is a historic event, but many argue that anyone can just watch on cable news or even PBS, so broadcast covering isn’t necessary.
Tell us what you think in the poll below and, of course, use our comment section to sound off and voice your opinion. No matter what we think of politics, we all love our soaps.
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap opera.
Spanning more than nine decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcast. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air. They include Days of our Lives (DAYS), General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). For more facts about soap opera history, head over to our archives and relive the glory days of daytime!
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