Today in Soap Opera History (March 28)

1977: Ryan's Hope's Maeve tried to reason with her son-in-law.

1983: Guiding Light's Silas held Quint at gunpoint.

1997: The final episode of ABC daytime soap opera The City.

2008: Guiding Light's Gus crashed his motorcycle."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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1955: On Hawkins Falls, reporter Mitch Fredericks (Jim Bannon) and Millie Flagle (Ros Twohey) persuaded the biggest donor to the town's fair, Andy Anderson, that he had psychic powers. Once Andy was convinced of his abilities, Mitch got him to predict that Hawkins Falls would become a booming industrial city,

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