It seems the carnage continues at ABC. Since the Queen of Daytime Television, Oprah, announced the ending of her television program, many have wondered what will take its place. Now, the top brass at the network have cancelled two long-running soap operas, One Live To Live and All My Children.
What's next? GMA? You wouldn't think they would cancel such an important part of American society, but who would have thunk they would let the beautiful and glamorous, Erica Kane, ride off into the sunset. I know the story lines can get a bit out there sometimes, but millions of everyday citizens have spent many an hour with these programs whether they admit it or not. Trust me on this, it isn't just housewives or stay-at-home moms that tune in daily.
Admittedly, I stopped watching soap operas. I usually leave the television off during the day. But when I was in college, everyday at 1:00 PM, the girls that lived in Sanford Hall gathered around the boob tube to watch Days Of Our Lives. Bo and Hope. The Hortons. John and Marlena. It's amazing how I still can recall their names.
Soaps were a large part of a different time. Growing up, in the house on Cherry Fork Road, we had 3 channels. That's it! ABC, CBS and NBC. If you didn't like what was on those channels, you went outside or read a book.
I try to keep up with the latest and the greatest, the new gadgets and gizmos. I have over a 100 channels on my cable system but I can still only watch one program at a time. Sadly, if I did want to catch up on a soap again, I won't have that choice.
Maybe, instead, I'll just go outside or read a book...