In 2010, Dan J. Kroll interviewed Sam Ford on the VoiceAmerica show Soap Central Live. Now, Dan brings C. Lee Harrington onto the show to continue the conversation. Listen here.
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The paperback version of The Survival of Soap Opera is now available from Amazon.com.
Roger Newcomb and company at We Love Soaps recommended The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era on their Cyber Monday list of good buys for the soap fan. Check it out here.
The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sam Ford in this recent article which discusses Katie Couric’s new talk show and the future of “General Hospital.”
Abigail De Kosnik was interviewed by CTV about “The Future of Soap Operas” on October 25, 2011, along with Nadja Bjorlin (of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and E! Network’s “Dirty Soaps).
There has been some discussion about the demise of the soap opera. Read what Scott Stinson, C. Lee Harrington, Sam Ford and Dr. Carole Lieberman have to say about it here.
Here’s another link that takes a look at the history of the entire genre.
Finally, this article reports the end of “All My Children” and features viewer reactions to recent soap cancellations.
Despite being cancelled by ABC, the shows “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” will continue online. Read more about these changes here.