Here is another rewind to 2009. Yes, this James Franco on General Hospital.
It may be old news now, but check out the article, which features a quick mention of The Survival of the Soap Opera. (Still available for discounted pre-order on Amazon.com)
Last year, CBS announced the end of the long-running Guiding Light, with the final episode airing on September 18, 2009. Both CNN and The Star included stories on the series finale, featuring commentary by The Survival of the Soap Opera editors Sam Ford and C. Lee Harrington. Also, take a look here at this CNN article for a short history of the origins of the soap opera.