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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

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

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(p.34) Perspective
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The Survival of Soap Opera
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Abigail De Kosnik

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0005

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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