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Catching up With General Hospital's Ian Buchanan (Exclusive)

Growing up in Hamilton, Scotland, Ian Buchanan always felt the pull of the big city… but he never imagined that it would take him all the way to General Hospital 33 years ago! “When I was super young and lived in this little town, the biggest town was Glasgow — and I couldn’t wait to get to Glasgow,” Duke’s former portrayer recounted to Soaps In Depth. “And as soon as I got to Glasgow, I heard that the best thing about it was the London train, and I was like, ‘I guess I’ll be going to London next!’ I just kept looking to the next place. But I never really dreamed I’d be on TV in America. How would I? I wouldn’t even know what that was!” Buchanan’s first international stop didn’t turn out to be England but rather Madrid, Spain; a vacation there catapulted
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 11)

1975: Ryan's Hope's Jack visited Sister Mary Joel.

1984: Santa Barbara's Jade ran into David Hasselhoff.

1986: Another World's Reginald had a fire started to stop a story.

2003: The Young and the Restless' John punched Victor."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1941: On radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful, "Chichi" Conrad (Alice Reinheart) coped with heartbreaking news.

1967: CBS aired the first color broadcast of The Secret Storm.

1972: The Edge of Night began airing at 2:30 p.m. Et, moving from its usual 3:30 p.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 28)

1986: Another World's "Marissa" made her way to Bay City.

1991: Santa Barbara's Dash and Katrina grew closer.

1998: All My Children's Junior was locked in a cage.

2009: One Life to Live's Fish didn't remember his night with Stacy."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1967: On Another World, Liz (Audra Lindley) was happy to hear that Bill (Joseph Gallison) suspected Madge of Danny's murder.

1967: Australian Broadcasting Corporation soap Bellbird premiered. It remained on the air until December 1977.

1968: On Dark Shadows, Julia (Grayson Hall) protected Tom Jennings
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 16)

1957: CBS aired the last episode of daytime soap Valiant Lady.

1985: General Hospital's Celia and Jimmy Lee married.

2007: Guiding Light's Olivia ran into Reva during Josh's wedding.

2007: One Life to Live's Asa Buchanan died."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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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1957: The final episode of daytime soap opera Valiant Lady aired on CBS radio and television. The show, which debuted in 1953, was a follow up to the radio soap opera of the same name that ran from 1938 to 1952. Flora Campbell starred as Helen Emerson during the show's final three years.

1971: On The Doctors,
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 26)

1968: The Doctors' Nick proposed to Althea.

1980: Texas' Justin rescued Rikki from a burning race car.

1981: Edge of Night's Sky plotted with Gunther against Gavin.

1991: Young and the Restless' Traci helped Brad with a Jabot ad."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1946: Prolific radio soap opera writer Elaine Sterne Carrington (Pepper Young's Family; Rosemary) was featured in Time magazine.

1968: On The Doctors, while at dinner, Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) asked Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) to marry him.

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Today in Soap Opera History (July 31)

1984: Charles Shaughnessy debuted as Shane Donovan on Days.

1990: Another World's Frankie and Cass married.

2003: Guiding Light's Ben Reade died.

2008: Molly Burnett made her first appearance as Melanie on Days."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1967: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) admitted to Mary (Virginia Dwyer) that she had kissed Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) in the park before he left Bay City.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia hypnotized Maggie, who then forgot everything that happened while she was missing.

1979: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 6)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Siobhan arrived in New York.

1987: Another World's Vicky found trouble in Vegas.

1987: Bold and Beautiful's Stephanie wanted another chance.

2004: Guiding Light's Dinah phoned home."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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1965: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) was worried she was the cause of Lee's (Gaye Huston) illness.

1965: On Peyton Place, Rodney (Ryan O'Neal) and Allison (Mia Farrow) played hide-and-seek- with Kim/

1966: On The Guiding Light, Peggy (Fran Myers) and Johnny continued to face opposition to their dating.

1971: On Another World,
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B&B's Don Diamont Looks Back at 10 Years as Bill... and Wants 10 More! (Exclusive)

It was May 12, 2009, when The Bold & The Beautiful’s Stephanie set foot for the first time in Dollar Bill Spencer’s office asking him to publish her trash-talking diatribes against the Logan women. “I like the way you think,” the ruthless publisher chuckled, “and it’s my pleasure to be a part of it.” A pleasure, indeed, not just for Bill but for his portrayer, Don Diamont, who feels immeasurably lucky to have spent the past 10 years breathing deliciously jaw-dropping life into a character that, in many ways, has breathed fresh life into the show itself. We sat down with the actor to discuss this milestone anniversary and what it means to him. Soaps In Depth: Take us back to your first day on the job. What do you remember from that time period? Don Diamont: “[Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell] created this character for me after a very unceremonious departure from The
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 27)

1968: Dark Shadows' Carolyn fainted in the woods.

1993: All My Children's Tad's appeared to be in two places at once.

1994: Port Charles mourned B.J. at her memorial service on General Hospital.

1999: Another World's Joe made a stunning revelation."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1940: Radio soap opera Lone Journey, sometimes billed as "the distinguished American radio novel," debuted on NBC radio. Sandra Michael wrote the show in collaboration with her brother, Peter. The Montana setting was a place she had lived and
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 19)

1967: Dark Shadows' Maggie disappeared from the hospital.

1980: Edge of Night's "Kirk" (aka Draper) was hit by a car.

1992: Days of our Lives' Brady was born.

1994: General Hospital's Tony listened to B.J.'s heart in Maxie."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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1964: On Another World, Janet (Liza Chapman) learned that her father, Will, had a cardiac condition for the past five years which he kept secret from his family. Note: Will had just died when Another World premiered.

1967: On Dark Shadows,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: General Hospital's Anna remembered the past.

1985: Dynasty wedding guests faced the Moldavian Massacre.

1987: Days of our Lives' Andrew was baptized.

2012: Days' Will Horton came out to his parents."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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1964: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) begged Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan (Denise Alexander) decided to give David (Clive Clerk) a divorce.

1975: At the 2nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 10)

1967: Dark Shadows' Carolyn wanted to check out the locked room.

1982: Gh's Laura Templeton did not want to leave Port Charles.

1985: Days of our Lives' Anna and Tony made love.

2002: Passions' Theresa confessed to Julian's murder."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1950: On Irna Phillips' Today's Children, Chris knew the only way to determine whether the fingerprints on the package were Janis's was to ask his mother to get Janis to touch something and then have it inspected by the lab.
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 4)

1964: Another World premiered.

1982: Dynasty's Cecil died while making love with Alexis.

1984: Guiding Light's "Dreaming Death" virus killed Lesley Ann.

1987: Days of our Lives' Kim and Shane were married."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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1943: On Vic and Sade, Chuck Brainfeeble visited Sade with a gross of "Little Leather Ringmasters." He proposed to use them to repay his $40 debt to Vic, and wouldn't take "no" for an answer.

1958: Elaine S. Carrington, the radio writer who created Pepper Young's Family and other daytime dramas,
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Daytime Emmy reel analysis 2019: Ava’s tragic loss is Maura West’s gain in dynamite Best Actress scenes

Daytime Emmy reel analysis 2019: Ava’s tragic loss is Maura West’s gain in dynamite Best Actress scenes
The Daytime Emmys aren’t releasing the drama acting reels to the public as they have in recent years, but the academy has made them available to the press. Maura West is nominated for Best Actress this year for her performance as Ava Jerome on “General Hospital.” It’s her 11th career nomination and her fourth for this role. She previously won this category three times: twice for “As the World Turns” and once for “Gh” (2015).

Can she prevail for a fourth time? That would tie her with Susan Flannery and Kim Zimmer as the second most awarded actress in the category. Erika Slezak is the all-time record-holder with six. Here’s the scoop on what West showed Emmy judges.

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Length: 12:39

Synopsis: Ava is in denial when Griffin (Matt Cohen) informs her that her daughter Kiki has been murdered,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 4)

"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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Generations included Martin Luther King Jr.

in its opening sequence.1968: Just after 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital.
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 24)

1975: Y&R's Kay begged Phillip not to leave her.

1987: One Life to Live's Viki visited heaven.

1987: B&B's Brooke confided in Stephanie.

2008: Days of our Lives' Shawn & Belle left Salem."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1955: On The Inner Flame, Walt (Karl Swenson) was unwilling to accept Murray's help.

1955: On Golden Windows, Carl told Charles (Eric Dressler) he would confess his crimes.

1955: On One Man's Family, Hazel and Bill returned from their honeymoon.

1955: On Concerning Miss Marlowe, Barbara
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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

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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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Today in Soap Opera History (January 17)

1975: The Doctor's Carolee made a decision.

1980: Dee and Ian arrived in Italy on As the World Turns.

1988: Australian soap opera Home and Away premiered.

2007: General Hospital's Elizabeth made a confession."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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1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.

1966: Charles Baxter debuted as attorney Fred Douglas on Another World.

1967: On Peyton Place, Lee Webber (Stephen Oliver) taunted Chris (Gary Haynes) at Ada's tavern.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 29)

1967: Days of our Lives' Mickey and Laura were married.

1975: Another World's Marianne had an abortion.

1982: Kvik hosted a telethon on Texas.

1995: General Hospital's Ned found Jason unconscious."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1961: NBC aired the final episode of From These Roots after a three and a half year run. Ftr actress Ann Flood starred as Liz, a successful writer who had returned to her New England hometown of Strathfield to run her family's newspaper, the Strathfield Record. The cast included Robert Mandan
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 1)

1967: Love is a Many Splendored Thing's Iris crashed her car.

1975: As the World Turns expanded to an hour.

1975: The Edge of Night premieres on a new network, ABC.

1994: One Life to Live's Viki and Sloan were ready to marry."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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1967: On As the World Turns, after receiving a call from his ex-wife, Lisa (Eileen Fulton), who sounded very sick, Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) prepared to go to her apartment and check on her. He convinced his father, Chris,
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