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    • EW HOPE FLOODS 'SEARCH FOR TOMORROW By CLARKE TAYLOR NEW YORK-The floodgates are due to break open Tuesday on the fictional town of Henderson, USA, but regular viewers of NBC's "Search for Tomorrow" can take heart that the 34-year-old town is being devastated in order to save TV's oldest daytime drama. The flood, which viewers have seen coming in recent days, will result in only one fatality, but the lives and life styles of the survivors will be dramatically altered, and so will all of the soap's sets, and even its familiar theme music. All of this at a cost to sponsor Procter & Gamble of as much as $1 million over the next year in its effort to rescue the soap from drowning at the bottom of daytime drama's audience ratings. "At last there is a real ray of hope that there will be a tomorrow we've been searching long enough," said David Forsyth, who plays Henderson Herald reporter Hogan McCleary. Forsyth was one of several of the soap's popular actors who suffered colds and who were even hospitalized briefly as a result of last week's taping of the simulated flood to be seen Tuesday. The actors, including Mary Stuart, the reigning "queen of soaps," endured 150 gallons of "rain" water and a huge pool of 4-feet-deep water set up for the torrential scenes created in a mid-Manhattan studio. "Nobody minded," Forsyth said. In fact, he said that there has been a "180-degree turnaround" for the better in cast and crew morale, which he termed "dismal at best," until now. "The stories weren't going anywhere ... the characters were scattered all over the place . . . there was too little attention being paid to the show's history and continuity and there was barely any romance left," continued Forsyth -whose onscreen romance with Liza Sentell (played by Louan Gideon) was the last spark of romance in Henderson before the flood. "As a result, the public felt cheated," added the actor, who said this was evident from disgruntled fan mail and from promotional forays he made out among the public.  It was this state of affairs, brought about, in the view of Forsyth and others on the set, by the comings and goings of five executive producers and several different writers over the past 2 years that resulted in increasingly low audience ratings. This, together with the fact that "Search" is one of the few soaps that has not expanded from a half hour to one hour. It was in such a climate that John Whitesell was hired last November set of "Search for Tomorrow.' as executive producer of the show. In just five years, Whitesell, 29, has moved from production assistant to director to producer, previously on "Texas" and "Guiding Light." "I was brought in with a mandate to make the show work, to keep our loyal audience and to find a newer, younger audience," said Whitesell, who also directs some segments of the soap. "To do this I felt I had to literally wash away the remnants of the past and build from scratch.       
    • Susan Blake, that "fell off the mountain" in 1966 has been located in the guise of actress  Gail Oliver....   Her parents were Roy   Ralph Waite   and Connie     Scottie MacGregor   Valerie __ Powers was   Ken Kercheval's first wife, Judy Kercheval   though she was in her 30s     when she was on TD  
    • Pretty much every soap I was into. Y&R I lost interest in when Mal Young replaced Sally Sussman, but ultimately the thing that killed the show for me was making Jill be Kay's daughter, not necessarily because it was a poor story choice (it was), but because it was among the first of a looooong list of things that started the decline. DAYS lost me during the last Dena run and never quite got me back. Ron has truly destroyed any chance the show could come back, and it's a shame. GL lost me when Reva the Clone arrived. I came back near the end to Alan stumbling about in a suit in a grey snowy field and nearly fell off the couch laughing. AW lost me when they killed Frankie. I came back when they announced Alice Barrett's return, and it was jarring with the sci-fi crap they were doing with the Jordan Stark story. The finale did no one any favours.   GH is the worst for me. The values of the show are so warped, it makes me physically angry to watch, ever since the JFP/Guza era. Sonny pulling a gun on Jax in Robin's foyer in front of her daughter and Robin being totally okay with potentially murdering someone in front of a small child and not even so much as raising her voice to Sonny over it was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I haven't been able to even attempt to try to get back into it since.
    • July 1980 News article Another long anticipated story development will occur on "Another World." Mitch has learned that he fathered Rachel's expected baby, while Rachel's husband, Mac, is unaware that he couldn't have fathered the child because of drugs given him by his deceased wife, demented Janice. The situation takes a couple of surprising turns in the next few weeks, with mischievous Miranda, who's been eyeing Mac lasciviously, taking matters into her strong and determined hands.
    • July 1980 Newspaper report  NBC'S PLANS "The Doctors" has the most to lose if its plot-boilers don't work. The show is moving to a new time period next week to make way for the "Texas" series. "TD" has been losing ground steadily for the last half year, but hyped-up plot situations are being introduced in the hope of maintaining the existing audience and gaining new viewers in the show's new time period. As a first step, producer Doris Quinlan has signed Glen Corbett for a "return engagement" to "The Doctors." Corbett originated the role of Jason Aldrich three years ago, then he left the series when his contract expired. He eturned briefly last fall but the character soon was lost and presumably he was killed in a South Amercan aircraft accident. Now that Jason has been found and returned to the town of Madison, he'll be involved with a group of crazies who take over the hospital and hold hostages for ransom. The ringleader will be played by David Canary, also making a return to the show. Last summer he played cult leader Far Wind, who is now known as Warner. Sam MacMurray portrays head machine-gunner Norm, while Shelley Simmons, a "mob doll," is played by Harriet Hall, who last appeared on soaps as Andrea Moore on "Somerset."
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