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Today in Soap Opera History (September 28)

1962: Daytime soap operas The Brighter Day (CBS) and

Our Five Daughters (NBC) aired for the final time.

1981: General Hospital was featured on the cover of Newsweek.

1987: Delia had a courtoom fantasy on Ryan's Hope."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1962: CBS aired the final episode of daytime soap opera The Brighter Day. The show was created for NBC Radio by Irna Phillips in 1948. The television version premiered on January 4, 1954, and the episodes ran on both TV and radio for 2 years. The Brighter Day was originally set in Three Rivers until a move to New Hope

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