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Today in Soap Opera History (May 7)

1968: Dark Shadows' Professor Stokes explained the Dream Curse.

1987: Atwt's Craig and Sierra enjoyed their new baby.

1987: Knots Landing's Peter Hollister was murdered.

1992: Another World's Carl shocked Bay City with his return."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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1968: On The Doctors, Karen (Laryssa Lauret) rushed to talk with Matt (James Pritchett) after Steve told her about the hostage situation with Ralph Anderson. Maggie (Bethel Leslie) wasn't phased when she walked in on Karen's conversation with Matt. "For once, I'm not concerned about Karen Werner's continental charms,

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