Today in Soap Opera History (May 11)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Maeve reminisced.

1984: Guiding Light's Mindy was rushed to the hospital.

1989: The original Dynasty ended its run.

1990: Dallas' J.R. was double-crossed by James."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, Jim (Leon Janney) questioned Pat (Susan Trustman) about her date with Tom Baxter (Nicholas Pryor).

1970: On Dark Shadows, William Loomis (John Karlen) continued to interview Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) for his book.

1972: NBC aired the 2,000th episode of Another World.

1976: The 3rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were
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