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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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It’s Not All Talk

It’s Not All Talk

Editing and Storytelling in As the World Turns

(p.175) It’s Not All Talk
The Survival of Soap Opera

Deborah L. Jaramillo

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines a particular episode of CBS’ As the World Turns (ATWT)—Season 51, Episode #12965—to demonstrate how, even with limited budgets, soap operas innovate and create new meanings for stories through editing. On March 1, 2007, two storylines collided on ATWT to yield a critical representation of romantic and sexual relationships. The editing of these two stories departs from the genre’s standard style and pace of intercutting, and comments on the stories themselves while accelerating the passage of time.

Keywords:   soap operas, daytime television, editing, intercutting

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