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

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The Survival of Soap Opera

Abigail De Kosnik

University Press of Mississippi

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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