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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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Did the 2007 Writers Strike Save Daytime’s Highest-Rated Drama?

Did the 2007 Writers Strike Save Daytime’s Highest-Rated Drama?

(p.154) Did the 2007 Writers Strike Save Daytime’s Highest-Rated Drama?
The Survival of Soap Opera

J. A. Metzler

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the recent writers strike as a formative moment in the development of The Young and the Restless, the creative renaissance of which was, it suggests, driven by a return to respect for the show’s history.

Keywords:   soap operas, daytime television, television writers, Young and Restless

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