This week’s podcast: All My Children miss Canary

CHML’s Scott Thompson starts things off this week by mentioning the death of All My Children star David Canary. The white-haired soap star passed away Nov. 16 at 77. He won five Emmys for playing twins–one good, the other evil–on the daytime series and is also remembered by some of us for his role as… Read on

Global News Hour: The Young and the Restless

Reporter Minna Rhee kindly passed along this Global News Hour clip of Wednesday’s salute to 40 years of The Young and the Restless. From time to time, I get asked to appear on camera as a TV expert and always say yes, even if its about a genre I know less about, such as soap… Read on

After 40 years, still Young and Restless

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of The Young and the Restless. The daytime serial began on March 26, 1973–way back when President Richard Nixon was still in office. His successor, Gerald Ford, had a reason to watch for a while–his son, Doug, was a regular on the series. Now real life soap operas–like the one… Read on