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Soapnet
SOAPNET (stylized as SOAPNET) was an American basic cable and satellite television channel that was owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
. The network's programming was oriented towards the soap opera genre; on launch, Soapnet
Soapnet
carried primetime encores of ABC's current soaps, as well as reruns of classic daytime and primetime soap opera series. Soapnet
Soapnet
also broadcast programming related to soap operas, including news and behind the scenes programs. In later years, Soapnet
Soapnet
increased its focus on acquired reruns of drama series
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General Hospital
GENERAL HOSPITAL (commonly abbreviated GH) is an American daytime television medical drama . It is listed in Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the second longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light . Concurrently, it is the world's second longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street
Coronation Street
, as well as the world's second-longest-running televised soap opera still in production. General Hospital
General Hospital
premiered on the ABC television network on April 1, 1963. Same-day broadcasts as well as classic episodes were aired on SOAPnet
SOAPnet
from January 20, 2000, to December 31, 2013, following Disney-ABC's decision to discontinue the network
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Port Charles
PORT CHARLES (commonly abbreviated as PC) is an American television soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. It was a spin-off of the serial General Hospital
General Hospital
, which has been running since 1963 and takes place in the fictional city of Port Charles
Port Charles
, New York . The new show features longtime General Hospital
General Hospital
characters Lucy Coe , Kevin Collins , Scott Baldwin , and Karen Wexler , along with several new characters, most of whom were interns in a competitive medical school program. In the first episode, tenured nurse Audrey Hardy (General Hospital's longest-running character, portrayed by Rachel Ames ) was injured and an intern had to operate on her with a power drill to save her life
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Falcon Crest
FALCON CREST is an American prime time television soap opera that aired for nine seasons on CBS
CBS
from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. The series revolved around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, alongside Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns after the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley (modeled after the Napa Valley ) northeast of San Francisco
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Dallas (1978 TV Series)
DALLAS is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS
CBS
from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texas
Texas
family, the Ewings , who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork . The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes , whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, oil tycoon J. R. Ewing
J. R. Ewing
grew to be the show's main character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode. The show was famous for its cliffhangers , including the "Who shot J.R.? " mystery. The 1980 episode "Who Done It " remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever
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St. Patrick's Day
SAINT PATRICK\'S DAY, or the FEAST OF SAINT PATRICK (Irish : Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
(c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland
Ireland
. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
, the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
(especially the Church of Ireland
Ireland
), the Eastern Orthodox Church , and the Lutheran Church . The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland , and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general
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Sony Pictures Television
SONY PICTURES TELEVISION, INC. (abbreviated as SPT, formerly known as COLUMBIA TRISTAR TELEVISION) is an American television production and distribution studio . Based in Culver City, California , it is a division of Sony
Sony
Entertainment's Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment and a unit of the Japanese conglomerate Sony
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NBC
The NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
, a subsidiary of Comcast
Comcast
. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at 10 Universal City Plaza ), and Chicago
Chicago
(at the NBC Tower ). The network is part of the Big Three television networks . NBC
NBC
is sometimes referred to as the "PEACOCK NETWORK", in reference to its stylized peacock logo , introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979. Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC
NBC
is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States
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Paper Dolls
PAPER DOLLS is an American prime time soap opera which aired for 14 episodes on ABC from September 23, 1984 to December 25, 1984. Set in New York 's fashion industry, the show centered on top modeling agency owner Racine ( Morgan Fairchild
Morgan Fairchild
), her conflicts with the family of cosmetics tycoon Grant Harper ( Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
), and the careers of two teenage models (Terry Farrell and Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan
). The series was based on a 1982 TV movie of the same name
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Another World (TV Series)
ANOTHER WORLD (often shortened to AW) is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC
NBC
from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell , and was produced by Procter "> Another World's most-well-known title sequence, seen from June 1966 to September 4, 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. Irna Phillips envisioned Another World as a spin-off of her popular soap opera As the World Turns
As the World Turns
, but CBS
CBS
did not have room for it and would not allow a spin-off to air on a competing network. Phillips instead sold the show to NBC
NBC
(eager to snap up a show by the successful Phillips), removing references to ATWT's Oakdale and cancelling plans to have character crossover appearances by the Hughes family
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The Colbys
THE COLBYS (originally titled DYNASTY II: THE COLBYS) is an American prime time television soap opera which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985, to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling , it was a spin-off of Dynasty
Dynasty
, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. television season. The Colbys
The Colbys
revolves around another wealthy, upper-class family, who are relatives by marriage of the Carringtons of Dynasty
Dynasty
and who own a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Barbara Stanwyck , Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban
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David Forsyth (actor)
DAVID FORSYTH (born September 18, 1947 in Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California
) is an American soap opera actor . David Forsyth was given several soap opera roles to play in rapid succession: T.J. Canfield on Texas (1981–1982), Hogan McCleary on Search for Tomorrow
Search for Tomorrow
(1983–1986) and John Hudson on Another World (1987–1997). He succeeded Roscoe Born in the role of Jim Thomasen on All My Children
All My Children
in 1997, a role he played until 1998. He also had a cameo in one episode of Sex and the City
Sex and the City
as Miranda's boss. REFERENCES * ^ Stephen Tropiano (2002). The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. pp
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Tanika Ray
TANIKA RAY (born January 25, 1972) is an American television personality and actress. She was born in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and raised in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Spelman College
Spelman College
in Atlanta
Atlanta
and studied theater at New York University
New York University
. Ray began her career as a professional dancer with various artists such as Will Smith
Will Smith
, the Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
, Peter Andre , Brandy Norwood and late singer Aaliyah
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Dynasty (1981 TV Series)
DYNASTY is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling , revolves around the Carringtons , a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado . Dynasty
Dynasty
stars John Forsythe
John Forsythe
as oil magnate Blake Carrington , Linda Evans as his new wife Krystle , and later Joan Collins
Joan Collins
as his former wife Alexis . Dynasty
Dynasty
was conceived as ABC's competitor to CBS
CBS
's prime time series Dallas . Ratings for the show's first season were unimpressive, but a revamp for the second season that included the arrival of Collins as scheming Alexis saw ratings enter the top 20. By the fall of 1982, it was a top 10 show, and by the spring of 1985, it was the #1 show in the United States
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Brooke Alexander
BROOKE ALEXANDER (born December 13, 1963) is an American actress. In 1980 she was Miss Hawaii
Hawaii
World , later crowned Miss World America , giving her the right to compete in the 1980 Miss World
Miss World
pageant where she placed as 6th runner-up. She is best known for her role as con-artist Samantha Markham in As the World Turns
As the World Turns
(1994–1996). Alexander was born in Kailua , Oahu
Oahu
, Hawaii
Hawaii
. She attended college at UCLA
UCLA
. She originated the role of con-artist Samantha Markham on As the World Turns in 1994 and played the role until 1996. She has had roles in Magnum, P.I. , Island Son , P.S
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Daytime Emmy Award
The DAYTIME EMMY AWARD is an American accolade bestowed by the New York –based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Ceremonies generally are held in May or June. Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film ), Grammy Awards (for music ) and Tony Awards (for theatre ). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Rules * 3 Telecast * 4 Award categories * 5 Creative Arts Daytime Emmys * 6 People who have won at least two Daytime Emmys * 7 Ratings * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYThe first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were given out at the primetime ceremony in 1972, when The Doctors and General Hospital
General Hospital
were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama. That year, The Doctors won the first Best Show Daytime Emmy
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