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About The Story of Soaps

“The Story of Soaps” highlights the iconic impact of the American soap opera, featuring an incredible panel of voices including Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, John Hamm, Denise Richards, Andy Cohen, Chandra Wilson, Bryan Cranston, John Stamos and more. From its daytime origins to primetime incarnations such as Dallas and Melrose Place, through the advent of reality TV, The Story of Soaps explores the escapism and indulgence soap operas created. With today’s shifting television landscape, this program outlines how female creators migrated from radio to television, to become the dominating voice in daytime for more than three decades. Much of what propels modern television today traces back to those first sprawling, complex, and steamy storylines. Examined and narrated by a company of experts, writers and well-known actors, “The Story of Soaps” discusses the everlasting impact of soap operas and how no other genre has laid deeper roots into our cultural consciousness and influenced serialized storytelling.