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The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era$
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Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737165

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001

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Growing Old Together

Growing Old Together

Following As The World Turns’ Tom Hughes Through the Years

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(p.86) Growing Old Together
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The Survival of Soap Opera
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Sam Ford

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0012

This chapter uses a case study of As the World Turns’ Tom Hughes to examine the storytelling abilities of the soap opera, which allow audiences to watch characters develop in “real time.” It argues that these unique attributes have to be emphasized and supported for the soap opera genre to remain viable.

Keywords:   soap operas, storytelling, character development

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