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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_opera

The first daytime TV soap opera in the United States was ... had aired in the evenings as once-a-week programs.

www.britannica.com/art/soap-opera

Soap opera, broadcast dramatic serial program, so called in the United States ... A significant aesthetic advantage that the television series has over the movie is ...

www.encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/performing-arts/film-and-television/soap-operas

Besides Irna Phillips and Anne Hummert, other prolific soap opera artists included Elaine Carrington ... See alsoRadio ; Television: Programming and Influence .

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Dashan, China's favorite Westerner Television programs are usually .... 6+1 , both game shows, as well as the celebrity interview program Art Life . .... Chinese cooking show Soap operas are the most watched television programs in China.

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/magazine/the-soap-opera-is-dead-long-live-the-soap-opera.html

Sep 23, 2011 ... The soap opera, one of the nation's most under–appreciated art forms, is in ... a 15-minute episodic radio program often cited as the first soap, and who went ... On daytime TV, which was written for a female audience since its ...

www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/arts/television/02ligh.html

Apr 1, 2009 ... The shows were eventually called soap operas because soap ... started as a 15- minute radio show, and then it was a half-hour television show, ...

www.thoughtco.com/how-soap-operas-got-their-name-3022985

Procter & Gamble "P and G" soap, early to mid 20th century packaging ... While soap operas—episodic daytime television shows that follow the lives of a core ...

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-islamic-worlds-culture-war-played-out-on-tv-soap-operas/254247

Mar 9, 2012 ... A scene from Turkish soap opera Magnificent Century / Reuters. ISTANBUL - In a state-of-the-art television studio here, the Islamic world's ... Today, Magnificent Century is the most popular program in Turkey and one of the ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tvs-longest-running-soap-opera-was-first-broadcast-80-years-ago-180961849

Jan 25, 2017 ... “The shows were...called soap operas because soap companies sponsored them .” To get people to keep tuning in, and hearing the soap ads ...