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I've been a fan of and a scholar of daytime dramas since the 70s. As a fan activist it was impossible for me to not know about the networks, companies that were interested in AW, honchos, etc. Near the end of AW, in the 90s, Viacom wanted either to merge with P&G or to acquire AW. It was a Sumner Redstone project. Fans were in favor of this because it would keep the show on the air. It fell through. Paramount wanted either to merge with P&G or Viacom or to acquire AW. Eventually Paramount & Viacom merged with Viacom as the parent company. This did AW & its fans no good at all. The last company that wanted in on a P&G/AW deal was FOX. They had wanted a daytime lineup for years! Their choices were the P&G soaps. Beginning with AW and ATWT would have given them a minumum of two to start with. Eventually they did begin a daytime lineup but it wasn't soaps. Instead it was news shows & talk shows. Brandon Tartikoff, who began on ABC and the moved over to NBC, ran into Victoria Wyndham, met her, and said, “Oh my God, you’re the only reason we keep that show [Another World] on the air.” And he was dead shortly after that, so it didn’t help me very much." He died at the young age of 48. I keep thinking that he did a cameo on some show but I can't get any further with that memory. Anyone? I think instead I'm thinking of Brian Frons appearing as god on Santa Barbara.
From Chris Schemering's Soap Encyclopedia Moment Of Truth January 4, 1965 - November 5, 1965 Before winning two Emmys for Outstanding Actor as Mac Cory on Another World, Douglass Watson starred in this NBC serial taped in Toronto. Watson played Dr. Robert Wallace, a professor and pyshologist who found himself in the midst of social and romantic conflicts in a small Canadian twon. Moment of Truth aired for a half hour at 2:00 P.M., E.S.T, opposite anothe loser, Flame in the Wind. It was replaced by the smash hit Days of Our Lives. Dr. Robert Wallace - Douglass Watson Nancy Wallace - Louise King Johnny Wallace - Michael Dodds Shelia Wallace - Barbara Pierce Jack Williams - Stephen Levy Vince conway - Peter Donat Dr. Russell Wingate - Ivor Barry Monique Wingate - Fernande Giroux Dr. Gil bennett - John Bethune Barbara Harris - Mira Pawluk Linda Harris - Anna Hagan Dexter - Chris Wiggins
Hope someone can clear this up: it's understood that Dr. Karen Werner (Laryssa Lauret) is eventually dropped from the cast of "The Doctors". Another soap fan told me that a later episode mentions something about Karen being "dead", but wouldn't give out any info. Anyone know anything about this?
This article mainly discusses how a show like This Is Us has generated a healthy percentage of ad revenue from streaming, which is still uncommon for the traditional broadcast network show. We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It. Also, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt claims that there is still no "third-party objective measuring system" for digital streaming. So I guess Nielsen still lacks consistency, reliability and trust from networks and advertisers. I'm not sure why the digital streaming platform still lacks a system that everyone can trust to measure and report metrics.