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    • All very true and all very sad. When I was younger, I wanted to be a soap opera Head Writer or equivalent in the U.K.   Now, given where daytime TV is and the interference of those above, I’m very happy not to. I quite enjoy my own pace and space.   I naively thought there was hope that things could be rescued. Heck, I even defended Josh Griffith’s tenure at Days of Our Lives, but something is severely lacking at Y&R. And not just with the writing.
    • Thanks to @YRfan23 and their continued efforts at telling us about new Y&R material available, some new ATWT material has also been found.    Starting at about 46 minutes on disc 2, you can see the July 21, 1992 episode of ATWT.    https://archive.org/details/SmokesVHSTape1120/Tape+1120+Disc+2.ISO   The start of disc 3 has July 22, 1992.   https://archive.org/details/SmokesVHSTape1120/Tape+1120+Disc+3.ISO   The 21st used to be on Youtube - I think with an account that uploaded random '80s and '90s episodes along with other TV stuff, but I don't think the 22nd ever has. Needless to say, this is a momentous period, as it's right after Holden is mugged and has the operation which was supposed to take away his memory.    Years ago Oakdalian (who I think may have also had some 1992 stuff from around this point that is no longer there) put up a short clip from July 20th, also involving Holden's story.      It's good to get a little more Marland-era ATWT to help close out such a difficult year. If only even older ATWT could show up.
    • Wow, I didn't know that!  Thanks, @BetterForgotten!   Mulcahey is Justin Deas' and Nancy Lee Grahn's favorite scriptwriter as well.     The key, I think, is to have sympathetic, encouraging people at the top.  In order for Mulcahey (or any good writer) to be successful at Y&R, he would need an EP who supported and even complemented his vision, as well as people at CBS and Sony who trusted him to know what he was doing.   All the giants in this industry -- Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon, Bill Bell, Doug Marland, and on and on -- were at their best when "the suits" basically left them alone.  I doubt Mulcahey would have that level of support from TPTB today.  Which is why I'm pulling more for him to land a gig at a primetime, cable or streaming series.  I just can't support anymore working for an industry that is at least twenty years behind the times in terms of everything.
    • I think Buttigieg's first poll boost was down to the media (and debates). When he fell in the polls earlier this year there wasn't much attempt at Politico to try to turn things around. I think his current boost is more down to being a more ideal candidate for Iowa (and possibly New Hampshire). The main story about his being gay that has gotten attention in recent months was about how black voters feel about his homosexuality and whether that affects his campaign, which got a lot of coverage from people who refute the idea as well as those who believe it. That issue ended up being free media for Harris, Castro, etc.    Speaking of Harris and Castro, both have had major campaign shifts in recent months, yet only Harris got heavy coverage. I think there is some media bias against her, but I think another reason for the coverage is because she was meant to be a frontrunner. Many in the media pegged her as a very strong chance for a nominee when names were thrown around, her launch was highly covered as a moment to remember, her first debate got tons of coverage and it was seen as a game-changer for both her and Biden. She called herself a top-tier candidate (which she was). So that makes for a juicer, more dramatic story. It's a "what happened?" story, which gets clicks. There's no such narrative for Castro because he never happened in the first place, which is why he only gets coverage when he attacks other candidates.    If she gets some good slams on Buttigieg today I could see her getting a comeback narrative, because that's also good press, and it keeps the game going. That's mainly what the media cares about. Even with Hillary, someone many in the media absolutely detested, they played mind games in the 2008 primary to keep things stretched out, helping her get more sympathy and have the comeback win in New Hampshire.
    • According to Slick's Soap Hoppers entry, Ms Vola played Mrs Johnson.
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