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Perspective

Perspective

Actor Tristan Rogers on Changes in Soaps’ Industry, Audiences, and Texts

Chapter:
(p.34) Perspective
Source:
The Survival of Soap Opera
Author(s):
Abigail De Kosnik
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0005

This chapter presents Rogers’ views about the many changes in soap operas during his stints on ABC’s General Hospital, in a role that has spanned almost three decades. Topics discussed include the impact of the current economic crisis; the 1980s as the golden age of soaps; the advent of the Internet; and age as both the strength and the weakness of the daytime drama genre.

Keywords:   General Hospital, soap operas, daytime television, daytime drama

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