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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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Perspective

Perspective

Writer Patrick Mulcahey on Changes in Soap Opera Writing Contracts

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(p.31) Perspective
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The Survival of Soap Opera
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Giada Da Ros

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0004

This chapter presents Mulcahey’ views on how networks gained control over the writing process by contracting for writers directly, and the impact of this change on the daytime industry over the past three decades. Mulcahey also describes his experiences writing for NBC’s Santa Barbara.

Keywords:   soap operas, television writers, networks, daytime television

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