ABC Cancels ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

ABC has announced the cancellation of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”  “All My Children” will end after this fall and “One Life to Live” in January. Read more about the cancellations and changes here.

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More Updates – WSJ, Portfolio, FastCompany, HuffPo

The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog is featuring C. Lee Harrington’s “Why Soap Operas Are Good For You.” Read it here.

Here is Abigail DeKosnik and Sam Ford on the Huffington Post’s “Soap Operas: Can They Survive?”

Sam Ford wrote two op-eds. Here they are on Portfolio and FastCompany.

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Soap Opera Network and Match.com

Sam Ford’s class on soap operas and the book was featured in this Soap Opera Network post. Check it out here.

Match.com interviewed Lee Harrington in its post “Love Lessons from Daytime Soaps.” Read it here.

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Press, Reviews, and Awards

Here is another round of updates, including several reviews and other great mentions.

Henry Jenkins ran a four-part blog series that featured sizable excerpts from the book, as well as interviews from some of our contributors. Check them out: Part 1, Part 2, Part3, Part 4. Also, there have been a few reactions to the blog series. Here they are: NewforTVMajors, TristanRogersForum, Suite 101, ReadReactReview.

Next, in Wired, sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling has an article related to our book. Read it here.

TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco named our book the best soap opera book of 2010. Check out the full review.

Also, Professor Alisa Perren (Georgia State University) has included our book in a list of books for her Media Industries class. She will have students do a mid-term book review and provides the list of books to choose from her site.

Finally, on her blog, Donna Pool mentions our book.

All posts of reviews and press from here and past entries are cross-listed on our Press page.

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More Press

There have been several more press articles mentioning the book, including a posting in TV Canada and The Chronicle of Higher Education’s book list. Check out the Press section to see them all.

Also, one of our contributors Lynn Liccardo recently posted a new blog. It includes her first thoughts and reactions to our book. Read it here.

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New Links Posted in Press

There are several new articles posted in the press section. Check it out for what folks are saying about the book and the upcoming release!

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Interview with Sam Ford

Patrick Erwin, one of our contributors, recently interviewed our editor Sam Ford about the cancellation of As the World Turns. In this three-part series, Sam discusses the landscape of soap opera in the digital age. Read the interview here, here and here.

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