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Today in Soap Opera History (March 10)

1961: Finale of daytime soap opera Full Circle aired on CBS.

1981: Gh's Susan was shocked to learn Pj was Steven Lars.

1994: Another World's "Kate" introduced herself to John.

1997: B&B's Stephanie and Eric made love."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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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1961: CBS aired the final episode of daytime soap opera Full Circle. The half-hour series starred Dyan Cannon as Lisa Crowder and Jean Byron as Kit Aldrich. It was the first soap opera to be broadcast live from Hollywood. The opening credits below are from the July 1, 1960 episode.

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