The Story of Soaps airs on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 on ABC.
Here is the synopsis from TV Guide: “An examination of how soap operas became a dominant force in the TV landscape for more than three decades, and its impact on the cultural consciousness.”
‘THE STORY OF SOAPS,’ A TWO-HOUR TELEVISION EVENT
FROM ABC AND PEOPLE, DEBUTS TUESDAY, MAY 19, AT 9:00 P.M.
Featuring Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Andy Cohen, Bryan Cranston, Vivica A. Fox, Jon Hamm, Susan Lucci, Denise Richards, John Stamos, Chandra Wilson and Many More
ABC and PEOPLE present “The Story of Soaps,” a two-hour prime-time television event highlighting the iconic impact of the soap opera. Featuring an incredible panel of experts and voices, “The Story of Soaps” airs TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, LS)
“The Story of Soaps” explores how no genre of television has laid deeper roots into our cultural consciousness and serialized storytelling than the soap opera. In today’s shifting television landscape, “The Story of Soaps” traces how female creators migrated from radio to television to become the dominant force in daytime for more than three decades. Today, that legacy is alive and well all over prime time and reality, and much of what propels modern television traces its roots back to those first sprawling, steamy storylines. “The Story of Soaps” takes an extensive look at this iconic, impactful genre and the cultural phenomenon its massive impact has had on the world at large.
Don’t miss The Story of Soaps on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9/8c on ABC.
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