The old daytime television staple, the soap opera, is now something of an endangered species on TV.
The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives are still serving up evil twins and tragic misunderstandings, but most soaps, including Guiding Light, All My Children and One Life to Live are off the air.
And if you don’t think that’s a big deal, think of this: There could be a whole generation of kids growing up who won’t know what amnesia is. Or the dangers of evil twins. Or comas.
Still, there maybe hope for them yet! Web versions of All My Children and One Life to Live are being developed now.
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.