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Today in Soap Opera History (July 11)

1986: Another World's Cecile refused to relent to Cass.

1986: A giant "C" fell on Santa Barbara's Mary.

1995: One Life to Live's Antonio reunited with his brother.

2002: Guiding Light's Reva disconnected Richard's life support."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1949: The Brighter Day moved to CBS Radio after having aired its first nine months on NBC Radio. Bill Smith starred as Reverend Richard Dennis, pastor of a parish in the town of Three Rivers, where he tried to be both mother and father to daughters Elizabeth,

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