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lynn-liccardo's picture
Nov.23.2013
yes, I know, it's been a while... Several weeks ago, I was interviewed by Thomas Vinciguarra for his thoughtful piece marking the 50th anniversary of As the World Turn's iconic (an overused term, to be sure, but more than fitting in this context) place in President Kennedy's assassination that...
lynn-liccardo's picture
May.06.2013
During a recent interview, those crazy kids at over at Soap Opera Network threw Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, a real curve ball, asking (hypothetically, of course) if she would have canceled Guiding Light and As the World Turns had she been in charge at the time....
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Apr.24.2013
and I don't have time to go into a lot of detail about my growing disappointment with Mad Men. But, of all the commentary on MM's sixth season thus far (and there's been plenty:), William Bradley's take at the Huffington Post pretty well sums up why I find myself oddly disengaged from storytelling...
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Apr.11.2013
to henry jenkins and sam ford... last week, in his introduction to my q&a with sam, "as the world stopped turning:  a conversation with lynn liccardo about soap operas," henry noted,   I have often acknowledged that fans are the true experts on popular culture: their passionate...
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Mar.31.2013
As the World Turns might never have existed if Procter & Gamble had allowed Irna Phillips to expand Guiding Light from 15 minutes to a half-hour in 1955. Irna didn't want a bigger cast or more story; what she believed was "that better story and characterization could be developed in the half-...
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Nov.21.2012
The house is filled with the delicious smells of Thanksgiving: turkey, pumpkin pie, and stuffing. The bustle and preparations bring back many memories from the past. As I sit for a minute to relax, I realize how much I miss my soaps. We always tuned in while cooking and getting the house ready for...
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Oct.19.2012
but it was worth it... back in march, when i first mentioned that i was collecting some of my essays on "as the world turns" into an ebook, i thought i'd be done before now. but the resulting collection, "as the world stopped turning...the personal, idiosyncratic, often frustrated, sometimes angry...
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Sep.17.2012
not a verb... a place to post what i've written rather than something i do on a regular basis. which is one way of explaining why i've been silent these past several months. back in march, i mentioned that i was collecting some of my essays on as the world turns into an ebook. at the time, i...
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Apr.02.2012
For me, the pleasure of watching soaps lies in the quite conversations between characters during which absolutely nothing happens. So, I’ve always found the “shocking secret revealed...” school of soap opera promos over-the-top. However... As part of its release of “The Story of Lily and Holden” on...
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Mar.21.2012
doesn’t mean I haven’t been working... But, while I’m excited to be collecting some of my Red Room essays on As the World Turns into an e-book, the truth is that I’ve been having difficult time writing about the current state of serialized storytelling, though certainly not for lack of available...