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A Look At The Influence of 'Days Of Our Lives' On Recent Pop Culture

November 5th, 2008 11:50am EST
Days Of Our Lives
Back in 2004 a documentary-- not completely unlike Trekkies but for the soap opera crowd-- began filming in Los Angeles, interviewing the stars and fans alike of Days of our Lives. In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the show being on air (as well as the producer/director's college thesis project), this documentary sought to look deep into the psyches of the people who dedicated the majority of their lives to following this show. At an hour a day, five days a week, starting at a time before TiVo, it was true dedication to devote one's interest to such a show. What was found, though, ...

'Days of Our Lives' Turns 40

November 7th, 2005 1:47pm EST
Deidre Hall
Nov. 8 commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Days of our Lives, NBC's longest-running scripted series. The first daytime drama to air in color, Days of our Lives now tapes 250+ episodes and 50 weeks a year, five days a week, creating one-hour of daily programming that has added up to a total of 10,150 episodes…

The famous words that introduced Days of our Lives to the NBC audience on November 8, 1965, continue to be voiced by the late MacDonald Carey, who played Dr. Tom Horton in the lively town of Salem for 28 years. The phrase and the hourglass brand have become an iconic part of Ame...

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