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  1. Looks like a misprint. Here's a September 1970 listing of a few of the channels from another area newspaper. Not much of the area could actually pick up the lone ABC station over the air. The first southwest Georgia dedicated ABC station was another decade from springing up. WRBL (Columbus GA) 9 a.m. The Gourmet 9:30 Gomer Pyle USMC 10 Lucy 10:30 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Family Affair 11:30 Love of Life Noon Where the Heart Is 12:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 p.m. Midday 1:30 As the World Turns 2 Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 Guiding Light 3 Secret Storm 3:30 Edge of Night 4 The Flintstones 4:30 Wild Wild West WTVY (Dothan AL) 9 Captain Kangaroo 10 Lucy 10:30 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Family Affair 11:30 Love of Life Noon Where the Heart Is 12:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 News 1:30 As the World Turns 2 Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 Guiding Light 3 Secret Storm 3:30 Edge of Night 4 Gomer Pyle USMC 4:30 General Hospital WJXT (Jacksonville FL) 9 David Frost 10: [something illegible that isn't a soap] 10:30 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Family Affair 11:30 Love of Life Noon Where the Heart Is 12:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 Midday 1:30 As the World Turns 2 Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 Guiding Light 3 Secret Storm 3:30 Edge of Night 4 Don't Eat the Daisies 4:30 Mike Douglas WCTV (Thomasville GA/Tallahassee FL) 9 Romper Room 9:30 Jack LaLanne 10 Lucy 10:30 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Family Affair 11:30 Love of Life Noon Where the Heart Is 12:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 Midday 1:30 As the World Turns 2 Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 Guiding Light 3: Secret Storm 3:30 Edge of Night 4 Gomer Pyle USMC 4:30 Mike Douglas WTVM (Columbus GA) 9 Playhouse 10 Virginia Graham 11 A World Apart 11:30 That Girl Noon Bewitched 12:30 Panorama 1 All My Children 1:30 Let's Make a Deal 2 Newlywed Game 2:30 Let's Make a Deal 3 General Hospital 3:30 One Life to Live 4 Dark Shadows 4:30 Timmie and Lassie WALB (Albany GA) 9 Little Theater 9:30 Jack LaLanne 10 Dinah's Place 10:30 Concentration 11 Sale of the Century 11:30 Hollywood Squares Noon Jeopardy 12:30 Town and Country (local news) 1:30 Words and Music 2 Days of Our Lives 2:30 The Doctors 3 Another World 3:30 Bright Promises 4 Somerset 4:30 Flintstones WMAZ (Macon GA) 9 General Hospital 9:30 Bewitched 10 Lucy 10:30 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Family Affair 11:30 Love of Life Noon Where the Heart Is 12:30 Search for Tomorrow 1 Almanac 1:30 As the World Turns 2 Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 Guiding Light 3 Secret Storm 3:30 Edge of Night 4 Dark Shadows 4:30 Gilligan's Island
  2. I think you can go earlier than that: David. He wasn't Doug's child, but having him as an adult by the late 1970s aged Julie horribly before you even got to Hope being grown up.
  3. Marcus hadn't been headwriter for months when Pat Falken Smith filed the suit. Days sounds like insane mess in the late 1970s. This lawsuit. The messiness at the end of Harrower that saw a) Wes Kenney quit because of it and b) Harrower still writing for a least a week or two after her replacement was publicly named. Then Laemmle didn't start for a couple of months after she was named in the press and whatever role Ruth Brooks Flippen played. Or even if Flippen did any actual headwriting. Laemmle being an absolute disaster is the icing on the cake. On top of that, you have NBC almost going into desperation mode with a 90-minute show and it's a wonder that it survived even long enough for Tomlin and Poteet-Lisanti to have anything to salvage at all.
  4. Harrower was head writer at this time. She was fired in January 1980, though she continued to write a few weeks longer. I'm trying to imagine 90 minutes under Laemmle in 1980 and my first thought is how many more characters could she have killed off with 2 1/2 more hours a week.
  5. Jason's first known credit for Harrower at Days is May 2, 1977. She was credited as head writer from February 27, 1979 through March 14, 1980, though she was effectively fired two months earlier. (Nina Laemmle was announced as incoming Days head writer in late January 1980.) It appears Days' handling of Harrower cost them Wes Kenney. He quit in January 1980 and an interview with him that month quoted him as saying it was the head writing situation. Kenney was quoted as it being Ann Marcus (there prior to Harrower), but it seems to be a gaffe on his part.
  6. Adding to the 1992 story issues was the reappearance and quick disappearance of Patsy Pease.
  7. Plus the 1984 plane crash and island storyline with Tony vs. Andre, Anna, Bo, Calliope, etc.
  8. Found a website that had some of the songs used in that era: https://www.angelfire.com/tv2/dayssongs/
  9. This had to be about the time that Phillip sang All I Have to Do Is Dream and played it on guitar.
  10. Americus, Georgia, was an early adopter of Cablevision. Here's the morning and early afternoon lineup from September 1970. Twelve channels total for $5.95 a month, but, being early cable, there were many repeats. Dothan was in the cable package. I'm not sure if their listings are for eastern or central time. WALB (10) was probably also running Somerset at 4, but the listing neglected to include them in that slot. (2 - WSB, Atlanta NBC) 9 a.m. - Today in Georgia 9:30 a.m. - news 10 a.m. - Dinah's Place 10:30 a.m. - Concentration 11 a.m. - Sale of the Century 11:30 a.m. - Hollywood Squares noon - News 12:30 p.m. - Mike Douglas Show 2 p.m. - Days of Our Lives 2:30 p.m. - The Doctors 3 p.m. - Another World 3:30 p.m. - Bright Promises 4 p.m. - Somerset 4:30 p.m. - Truth or Consequences (3 - WRBL Columbus, CBS/NBC) 9 a.m. Galloping Gourmet 9:30 a.m. - Gomer Pyle 10 a.m. - Lucy Show 10:30 a.m. - Beverly Hillbillies 11 a.m. - Family Affair 11:30 a.m. - Love of Life noon - Where the Heart Is 12:30 p.m. - Search for Tomorrow 1 p.m. - News 1:15 p.m. - Charles Jones Show 2 p.m. - Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 p.m. - Guiding Light 3 p.m. - Secret Storm 3:30 p.m. - Edge of Night 4 p.m. - Flintstones 4:30 p.m. - Wild, Wild West (4 - WTVY Dothan, CBS/ABC Central Time) 9 a.m. - Captain Kangaroo 10 a.m. - Lucy Show 10:30 a.m. - Beverly Hillbillies 11 a.m. - Family Affair 11:30 a.m. - Love of Life noon - Where the Heart Is 12:25 p.m. - News 12:30 p.m. - Search for Tomorrow 1 p.m. - Gene Ragan Farm Show 1:20 p.m. - News 2 p.m. - Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 p.m. - Guiding Light 3 p.m. - Secret Storm 3:30 p.m. - Edge of Night 4 p.m. - Gomer Pyle USMC 4:30 p.m. - General Hospital (5 - WAGA Atlanta, CBS) 9 a.m. - David Frost Show 10 a.m. - Lucy Show 10:30 a.m. - Beverly Hillbillies 11 a.m. - Family Affair 11:30 a.m. - Love of Life noon - News 12:30 p.m. - p.m. Search for Tomorrow 1 p.m. - Famous Jury Trials 2 p.m. - Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 p.m. - Guiding Light 3 p.m. - Secret Storm 3:30 p.m. - Edge of Night 4 p.m. - Gilligan's Island 4:30 p.m. - Flying Nun (6 - Local weather and background music) (7 - WDCO Cochran - PBS) (8 - WCWB Macon, NBC) 9:30 a.m. - Dating Game 10 a.m. - Dinah's Place 10:30 a.m. - Concentration 11 a.m. - Sale of the Century 11:30 a.m. - Hollywood Squares noon - Jeopardy 12:30 p.m. - Who, What, When, Where Game 12:55 p.m. - News 1 p.m. - Helen Popejoy Show 1:30 p.m. - Life with Linkletter 2 p.m. - Days of Our Lives 2:30 p.m. - The Doctors 3 p.m. - Another World 3:30 p.m. - Bright Promise 4 p.m. - Somerset 4:30 p.m. - Gomer Pyle USMC (9 - WTVM Columbus ABC/NBC) 9 a.m. - Miss Patsy's Playhouse 10 a.m. - Virginia Graham Show 11 a.m. - Bewitched 11:30 a.m. - That Girl noon - Best of Everything 12:30 p.m. - News/Weather 12:40 p.m. - Midday Weather 12:45 p.m. - Bulletin Board 1 p.m. - All My Children 1:30 p.m. - Let's Make a Deal 2 p.m. - Newlywed Game 2:30 p.m. - Dating Game 3 p.m. - General Hospital 3:30 p.m. - One Life to Live 4 p.m. - Dark Shadows 4:30 p.m. - Timmy and Lassie (10 - WALB Albany, NBC/ABC) 9 a.m. - Little Theatre 9:30 a.m. - Jack LaLanne 10 a.m. - Dinah's Place 10:30 a.m. - Concentration 11 a.m. - Sale of the Century 11:30 a.m. - Hollywood Squares noon - Jeopardy 12:30 p.m. - Town and Country 12:35 p.m. - Paul Harvey Comments 12:40 p.m. - Town and Country 12:55 p.m. - News 1 p.m. - Town and Country (yes, again) 1:30 p.m. - Life with Linkletter 2 p.m. - Days of Our Lives 2:30 p.m. - The Doctors 3 p.m. - Another World 3:30 p.m. - Bright Promise 4 p.m. - ? 4:30 p.m. - Flintstones (11 - WQXI Atlanta, ABC) 9 a.m. - Romper Room 9:54 a.m. - Eyewitness News 10 a.m. - Real McCoys 10:30 a.m. - Anniversary Game 11 a.m. - To Tell the Truth 11:30 a.m. - That Girl noon - Bewitched 12:30 p.m. - Eyewitness News 1 p.m. - All My Children 1:30 p.m. - Let's Make a Deal 2 p.m. - Newlywed Game 2:30 p.m. - Dating Game 3 p.m. - General Hospital 3:30 p.m. - One Life to Live 4 p.m. - Dark Shadows 4:30 p.m. - Movie (12 - vacant) (13 - WMAZ Macon, CBS/ABC) 9 a.m. - General Hospital 9:30 a.m. - Bewitched 10 a.m. - Lucy Show 10:30 a.m. - Beverly Hillbillies 11 a.m. - Family Affair 11:30 a.m. - Love of Life noon - Where the Heart Is 12:25 p.m. - News 12:30 p.m. - Search for Tomorrow 1 p.m. - Almanac 2 p.m. - Love is a Many Splendored Thing 2:30 p.m. - Guiding Light 3 p.m. - Secret Storm 3:30 p.m. - Edge of Night 4 p.m. - Dark Shadows 4:30 p.m. - Gilligan's Island
  11. Fans were pretty pissed off about her departure in 1983, judging by the letters sent to the soap columnists. When asked, Shelley Curtis said in 1984. "I really liked Philece's work, but it was important that somebody major on Days of Our Lives be a victim of the Salem Slasher. It was also important that it be someone not so major and involved in so many storylines that it would necessitate several other characters being killed off."
  12. Philece rocked that scene so hard that Days tried to do it again three years later with Emma and Alex. Jane Windsor played a great bitch, but that scene paled in comparison to this one. Renee was about three different characters during her span. You could have gotten another decade out of her, easy, just feuding with Anna.
  13. Taylor announced in January 1986 he and Bergman would marry on March 22. He was still listed as single later that year (and dating Bergman) and a 1990 profile of him also said he was single (with no mention of Bergman). Wikipedia lists them as divorced, but with no citations. I don't think they ever tied the knot.
  14. Maxwell was kidnapped by Andre and disappeared. Megan was the only electrocution death.
  15. In 1984, Tom was just as concerned when Marlena announced she was pregnant and Eugene pretended to be the father (to continue the lie that Roman faked his death) and demanded a shotgun wedding.
  16. I want to say I heard later references to Anderson. It was possibly during Roman on the run in 1983-84. Or maybe Jennifer holed up there as a runaway. My memory may also be totally off.
  17. Days went to "West Virginia" as part of the Pawn/John Black has Marlena and is on the run in 1986. While looking for them, Bo and Shane are held by moonshiners who assume they are the revenuers. Hope seeing they're in trouble, pretenders she's the moonshiners' cousin to get them to let the guys go. So, you have the actors doing a mix of trying to speak southern, maybe or maybe not trying to exaggerate it because they're faking it in-character. Not surprisingly, Bo's was the best of the three. Hope did more of a "Gone with the Wind" type and Shane's is ... it's really something. It's so bad you can't tell if he's sincere or not. (Within the storyline, the other two pass it off as Shane being sent to fancy schools.)
  18. Yet Johnny is still there. Johnny really didn't have that many episodes, but it feels like he had a ton. Didn't he stick around long enough to meet Roman?
  19. Can push the date back a bit further. John Goudas' "Soap Opera Scenes" had a piece on Kate Linder that appeared in a few papers in mid/late October 1986. Kenney was still at Y&R, but it was known he was leaving in January. His decision wasn't a surprise. From Nancy Reichardt's Tune in Tomorrow appearing in various papers the last week of August 1986:
  20. It's like Days had the thought that, "Whoops, Gillian is irredeemable, so let's start Camilla More fresh." Except they did jack squat with Grace. I don't think Days really ever knew what to do with Gillian, either. She starts as Shane's snippy partner. Gillian's kinda villain-y, but for a brief second Days flirts with her actually being a victim. That's dropped quite quickly as they kill Emma in the exact same manner they killed Renee three years earlier, right down to a similar speech by Emma. At this point the list of Things Keeping Shane and Kimberly Apart are too overegged and Gillian is wasted for a wedding that should have been done a year earlier.
  21. Mike Horton, just what were you doing in Israel that allowed you to be blackmailed so easily?
  22. After I post, I remember a few more details of Hart Bennett. Bennett was the prosecuting attorney against Marlena in 1985 in her murder trial of Stefano. Late in the trial, he admitted he had no case. Bennett, who had already been disgraced and was falling off the wagon before the trial, spiraled. He'd been a friend to Kimberly years before and she was the only one to care when he returned to town and tried to help him repair his life before the trial. His spiraling caused communication problems with Shane, who was back in England - the prelude to Days going on location there. Bennett's death also had fallout with Marlena as she found herself pitying the lawyer who tried to destroy her once Kimberly told her the story. The story pretty much had zero influence long-term, but did serve as a minor catalyst for that spring and summer.
  23. In 1991, shortly after John found out he wasn't Roman via DNA results, he contemplated suicide. It was framed as being self-destruct mode because of Stefano (as the ISA told Roman in front of Marlena) as well as being the natural reason that he'd seemingly lost everything. The scenes of John in his vehicle in the rain with gun in hand beside his head were well done. Marlena found him and talked him out of it and took him back to her/Roman's home, but I don't think I've seen any of the fallout beyond that. A dying Tony/Andre (whatever) framed John for murder in Aremid for revenge after Tony learned he was dying. I disliked a lot of Aremid, but the setup for this was actually a pretty good. Off-camera, but short-term character Hart Bennett killed himself out of shame during Marlena's murder trial in 1985. It was key for the trial and also for Kimberly's psyche as she was trying to get close to Shane (she'd been the only one who actually liked Hart). Hart really wasn't explored in detail, but had been portrayed as a tragic figure during his run.
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