My friend Ed Martin weighs in, too, on the loss of As the World Turns in a new post immediately following this one.
By Marlena De Lacroix
I broke into tears when I heard that As the World Turns was canceled yesterday. I’m sure many of you did, too. ATWT has been a part of all our lives for so long. I learned so much from it over the years about universal values of love and family. Since its 1956 premiere, it has so reflected the true heart of all Americans.
When I first started watching as a young teen in 1969, I was growing up in Queens, where everyone in my neighborhood was either Jewish or Italian (I was both!). My Italian immigrant grandparents, who loving fed me lasagna on holidays, knew little English. My Jewish immigrant
CBS President Les Moonves apparently doesn’t think TV is about the hearts and minds of Americans anymore. Yesterday he had the gall to say that the day of daytime soap operas like ATWT is over. Well, to hell with you, Les Moonves. Love, family and soaps will outlast you and your insults to those who have supported CBS for more than 60 years. ATWT lives!
side all worked in a family movie theater chain and absolutely lived for latest happenings in the entertainment world. My own parents constantly [Read more...]