Paradise Bay (TV series)
Paradise Bay is an American daytime serial which aired on NBC Daytime from September 27,1965, to July 1,1966. The show was created by former As the World Turns director Ted Corday who created the long-running serial Days of Our Lives. The show aired in the morning at 11,30 a. m. it was paired with Morning Star which aired before it, Paradise Bay was one of the first soap operas to air in color. Among the writers was Irving Vendig who had written Search for Tomorrow, Three Steps to Heaven, The Edge of Night, the show had many famous actors appear on it during its short run. As the World Turns 13.92, Paradise Bay 4.1 The main storyline during the series run was a murder. The body of a girl washed up on shore during the first episode. Other storylines included the goings on at a radio station, run by Jeff Morgan. Paradise Bay used contemporary music, and was one of the first soap operas to do so, Paradise Bay at the Internet Movie Database Paradise Bay at TV. com
The Doctors (1963 TV series)
The Doctors is an American television soap opera which aired on NBC Daytime from April 1,1963, to December 31,1982. There were 5155 episodes produced, with the 5000th episode airing in May 1982, the series was set in Hope Memorial Hospital in a fictional town called Madison. The Doctors debuted as a series rather than a conventional soap opera. Stories were originally self-contained within one episode and featured various medical emergencies and this, was only marginally more successful than the daily anthology format had been. Beginning March 2,1964, The Doctors ceased its experimental anthology format and became a traditional continuing serial, like all the other daytime dramas on air then. While the doctors on General Hospital worked in harmony with one another for the most part and in cases were intimate friends. Also, The Doctors incorporated far more incidental humor and realism into its storylines, for example, Matt Powers was put on trial for murder, was forced to rescind his Chief of Staff position, and became very depressed.
Another doctor took over Powers spot and immediately schemed to remove his allies, such as Dr. Althea Davis, in another storyline, one doctors nurse found out that he killed his rival and made it look like suicide. When he discovered that she knew the truth, he tormented her every day at work until she committed suicide herself, other notable storylines included cancer and drugs. For about the last five years or so, the show began to move away from its early realism, in 1972 and 1974, the serial received a Daytime Emmy for Best Drama. The iconic theme song, which stayed with the program through 1981, was composed by in-house musician Robert Israel at Score Productions and debuted with the episode which aired on May 24,1971. Episodes of The Doctors were originally taped in black and white at Studio 3B and it was the last NBC daytime serial to transition from black and white to color on October 17,1966. However, C-P continued to buy much of the advertising time until its cancellation. The popularity of The Doctors began flourishing in the late 1960s, NBC first placed the program at 2,30 p. m.
Eastern/1,30 Central, where it would eventually air in between Days of Our Lives and Another World. When The Doctors premiered in 1963, it replaced entertainment mogul Merv Griffins first daytime show in the 2,30 timeslot. From the late 1960s until the mid-1970s, The Doctors ranked as one of the top five daytime dramas in the United States. It peaked at fourth place in the 1973–1974 television season, behind CBS As the World Turns and fellow NBC serials Days of our Lives, within a period of three years, The Doctors plummeted from fourth to eleventh in the ratings. As the 1979 season began, the entire NBC soap opera lineup was suffering in the ratings, while The Doctors was not alone in this, the network began a series of relocations of the veteran serial that year that would amplify the series ratings trouble
One Man's Family
One Mans Family is an American radio soap opera, heard for almost three decades, from 1932 to 1959. Created by Carlton E. Morse, it was the longest-running uninterrupted dramatic serial in the history of American radio, television versions of the series aired in prime time from 1949 to 1952 and in daytime from 1954 to 1955. On May 17,1933, it expanded to the full coast-to-coast NBC network as the first West Coast show heard regularly on the East Coast, the series employed a literary device with episodes divided into books and chapters. Spanning 27 years, the program presented 136 books with 3,256 chapters, storylines were set in the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco, California, an area familiar to San Franciscan Carlton E. Morse. The radio plotline centered on stockbroker Henry Barbour, his wife Fanny, the dialogue included many specific references to San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, which the Barbours could see from their rear living room window or their garden wall. Over the entire 27-year run, J.
Anthony Smythe starred as Henry Barbour, the first Fanny was Minetta Ellen, followed by Mary Adams. Michael Raffetto had the role of author-aviator Paul, but a problem led to his replacement in 1955 by Russell Thorson. Hazel was played by Bernice Berwin, beginning in 1932, Barton Yarborough portrayed Clifford, but the character was dropped from the storyline after Yarboroughs death from a heart attack on December 19,1951. Kathleen Wilson introduced the character of Claudia in 1932, continuing in the role until Claudia married in August 1943 and was out of the story. When Claudia returned, she was played by Barbara Fuller, Jack was portrayed by Page Gilman. The Barbour grandchildren, Hank, Margaret, Joan, Nicky, Jane, Mary Lou, Deborah, conrad Binyon played Henry Herbert Murray, from 1939 until his 1950 USAF / Calif. Air National Guard departure for the Korean War, he was replaced by Bill Idelson, in November 1947, Cousin Jediah X. Barbour arrived at Sea Cliff. This gave the program an ambiance not unlike Vic and Sade, since Idelson played adopted son Rush on Vic and Sade, after 3,256 episodes, the radio series ceased production on April 24,1959.
One Mans Family was the serial drama in American radio broadcasting, edging out Ma Perkins. Organist Paul Carson, who played the music and the opening theme, Destiny Waltz, composed the shows theme. Among its other trademarks, episodes were introduced as if they were chapters from books, beginning in April 1942, scripts for One Mans Family were rewritten as prose fiction and serialized in Movie-Radio Guide. Which is taken from Book Vee Eye, Chapter Ex Eye, Pages 2,3,5,11,243, the shows title was parodied by animator Tex Avery, in his 1943 MGM cartoon One Hams Family. Two Australian versions of One Mans Family were broadcast in Australia in the late 1930s/early 1940s, in Sydney on 2CH, 3XY opened in 1935 and was originally a very low rating station, until the great popularity of One Mans Family changed its fortunes
Bright Promise is an American daytime soap opera that ran on NBC from September 29,1969 to March 31,1972. It aired weekdays at 3,30 PM Eastern/2,30 PM Central, the show revolved around students and faculty at the fictional Bancroft College, located in the community of Bancroft, somewhere in the American Midwest. The name of the reflected the overarching theme of the bright promise that the leaders of tomorrow graduating from Bancroft would ostensibly bring. At first, the character was College president Thomas Boswell. Later, the focus shifted from the College, to the town of Bancroft at large, the main character by this time was Sandra Jones, who had been a student at Bancroft College, and married herself into the wealthy Pierce family. Bright Promise was created by the writing team of Frank and Doris Hursley, who had previously created General Hospital. Bing Crosby Productions was the packager, with assistance from Cox Broadcasting, the title and closing sequences were filmed at UCLA. Having replaced the game show You Dont Say, actress Gail Kobe, a regular on Bright Promise, would become Returns executive producer.
Later additions included David Lewis, Annette OToole, Dabney Coleman, Marion Brash, Anne Seymour, Anthony Geary, Gail Kobe, John Considine, Philip Carey, years later, Geary became famous for his role as Luke on General Hospital. Bright Promise at the Internet Movie Database Bright Promise at TV. com
The Big Payoff
The Big Payoff was a daytime and primetime game show that premiered on NBC in 1951, and ended its network run on CBS in 1959. It had a brief revival in 1962. NBC used The Big Payoff to replace the 15-minute show Miss Susan starring Susan Peters, over its eight-year run plus syndication, the show had three hosts. The first was Randy Merriman, who left after claiming that CBS was in breach of his contract, bob Paige took his place from 1957-1959. He was followed by a stint by Bert Parks. Contestants were selected from men who mailed in letters explaining why the women in their lives deserved prizes, the men were asked four questions in order to win prizes like a mink coat or a vacation. Late in the run, the format changed to three competing couples. For the 1962 revival, there were two couples. On Tuesdays, the changed to the Little Big Payoff in which children sent in a letter in which they voiced the reason that they should appear. Four questions were asked, and prizes awarded for each correct answer, winning contestants had the opportunity to answer one final question.
Getting this question correct, the individual was awarded the big payoff of a coat or a trip to Europe. Bess Myerson modeled the coat and escorted the contestants on stage. The theme song was A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody by Irving Berlin, and the sponsor was Revlon. Models - Susan Sayers, Pat Conlon, Phyllis Hunt, Nancy Walters, Marion James, Pat Conway, Fran Miller, Bess Myerson Singers - Betty Ann Grove, Denise Lor, Judy Lynn The Big Payoff at IMDB
Battlestars (game show)
Battlestars is an American game show that aired on NBC during the 1980s. The programs concept was developed and produced by Merrill Heatter, Battlestars premiered on October 26,1981 with Alex Trebek hosting and Rod Roddy serving as the announcer. This marked Heatters first solo production since his production partner, Bob Quigley, retired. The program ran until April 23,1982, less than a year after its cancellation, NBC commissioned another edition of Battlestars as a replacement for the cancelled Just Men. The New Battlestars premiered on April 4,1983, but ultimately met the fate as its predecessor and was cancelled after thirteen weeks with the final episode airing on July 1,1983. Two contestants competed on each episode of Battlestars, with one usually a returning champion, the players were designated by color, with the champions podium being blue and the challengers red. The object of Battlestars was to capture members of a six-celebrity panel, to do this players had to light up numbers positioned around triangle shapes, inside of which sat the panelists.
The numbers 1–10 were positioned around the triangles so that each edge was attached to a number, the numbers were referred to as Points of Light throughout the game. The champion began the game and pushed a plunger on his or her podium to stop a randomizer. If a number was attached to two or more triangles, the contestant chose which celebrity to play, the questions were asked in the style of The Hollywood Squares, except that a celebrity was given two possible answers and had to choose between one or the other. The two answer choices provided to the celebrity were displayed for the audience, however. Once the celebrity chose an answer, the contestant was asked whether he or she agreed or disagreed with the celebrity, a correct response allowed that player to keep control. If the contestant was wrong, control passed to the opponent, any point of light hit remained lit, regardless of whether the contestant in control correctly agreed or disagreed. However, similar to Hollywood Squares, if a miss resulted in the capture of a celebrity to an opponent by default, the first contestant to capture three stars won the game and played the bonus round.
If a contestant managed to capture all six celebrities, he or she won a bonus prize, because it was possible for the champion to win the game without the challenger ever being in control, a challenger who lost in such a manner remained for the next game. Champions continued to play until defeated or until they played the end game 20 times, when the program returned in 1983, the object of the game was the same but the format was slightly tweaked. Instead of turning on the points of light, all ten of them were lit to begin the game, at the beginning of each players turn, they used the randomizer to select a number as they had before. A celebritys portrait was hidden under 16 numbered blocks, the winner of the game chose three cards, each representing blocks on the board, which Trebek inserted into an electronic scanner in his podium
Santa Barbara (TV series)
Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from July 30,1984 to January 15,1993. The show revolves around the lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, the serial was produced by Dobson Productions and New World Television, which served as distributor for the show in international markets. Santa Barbara was New World Televisions first series, Due to the buyout of New World by News Corporation in 1997, current rights to the series reside with the old News Corps successor, 21st Century Fox, and its syndication arm, 20th Television. Santa Barbara aired in the United States at 3,00 PM Eastern on NBC in the time slot as General Hospital on ABC and Guiding Light on CBS. Santa Barbara aired in over 40 countries around the world and it became the longest-running television series in Russia, being aired there from 1992 to 2002. Santa Barbara won 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated 30 times for the same award, the show won 18 Soap Opera Digest Awards, and won various other awards.
In 1993, NBC replaced Santa Barbara with game shows Scrabble, shortly before the program was canceled by NBC, New World Television tried to shop Santa Barbara to other broadcast and cable networks, but failed to find one that would air the show. Santa Barbara is notable for having a plot around which many of the others revolve. Santa Barbara began on an unsteadily with one reviewer deeming the series the worst program on television, mark Dawidziak claimed in August 1984 that Santa Barbara was a serial full of hammy acting, predictable story lines and atrocious dialogue. The original plotline surrounded conflicts between the wealthy Capwell and Lockridge families, when the Lockridges staged a comeback in the early 1990s, the much younger Broadway and movie veteran Janis Paige assumed the part. She would return on a basis and signed a contract when the Lockridges were written back in as regular characters. When a major earthquake hit Santa Barbara, core character Danny Andrade slept through the whole thing, Minx Lockridge was unfazed, saying that the 1984 Santa Barbara earthquake was nothing like the one in 1925.
She was locked in an empty sarcophagus, her grandchildren were around to let her out and she escaped with merely a bruised ego. By concentrating on such characters as Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo. The show was famous for its style and offbeat writing. Despite an irate letter-writing campaign by the fans, Kozak was reported as saying that she had no desire to return to SB, or in fact. Another example from 1989 involved Greg Hughes having a dream while unconscious about Mason and Julia being aliens, in 1988, the Dobsons were locked out of NBC studios after repeated attempts to fire the head writer
A talk show or chat show is a television programming or radio programming genre in which one person discusses various topics put forth by a talk show host. Usually, guests consist of a group of people who are learned or who have experience in relation to whatever issue is being discussed on the show for that episode. Other times, a single guest discusses their work or area of expertise with a host or co-hosts, a call-in show takes live phone calls from callers listening at home, in their cars, etc. Sometimes, guests are already seated but are introduced and enter from backstage. There have been many notable talk show hosts, in many cases, there are several major formats of talk shows. Generally, each subgenre predominates during a specific programming block during the broadcast day, Breakfast chat or early morning shows that generally alternate between news summaries, political coverage, feature stories, celebrity interviews, and musical performances. Late morning chat shows that two or more hosts or a celebrity panel, and focus on entertainment and lifestyle features.
Daytime talk shows, generally featuring a host, a guest or a panel of guests, and these shows may feature celebrities, political commentators, or ordinary people who present unusual or controversial topics. The hosts are often comedians who open the shows with comedy monologues, Sunday talk or political discussion shows are a staple of network programming in North America. These shows feature elected political figures and candidates for office, syndicated daytime shows may appear overnight in some markets, and some afternoon programs have similar structures to late night talk shows. These formats may vary across different countries or markets, Late night talk shows are especially significant in the United States. Breakfast television is a staple of British television, the daytime talk format has become popular in Latin America as well as the United States. Talk-radio host Howard Stern hosted a show that was syndicated nationally in the USA. The tabloid talk show genre, pioneered by Phil Donahue but popularized by Oprah Winfrey was extremely popular during the last two decades of the 20th century, politics are hardly the only subject of American talk shows, however.
Sports talk shows are very popular ranging from high-budget shows like The Best Damn Sports Show Period to Max Kellermans original public-access television cable TV show Max on Boxing. Craigslistin in Philly is a show you can attend at Plays & Players theatre in Philadelphia. The host is Aaron and they comment on and invite acts, to be considered one just has to post on craigslist mentioning the show in your post helps. Talk shows had been broadcast on television since the earliest days of the medium, joe Franklin, an American radio and television personality, hosted the first television talk show
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is part of the Big Three television networks, founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electrics remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBC Universal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke, during a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had an outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ.
This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&Ts manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&Ts telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, the 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its network were incompatible with the companys primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&Ts phone lines for network transmission, the divisions ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse.
NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15,1926, WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On April 5,1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network and this was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network, known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18,1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network, the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. The Orange Network name was removed from use in 1936, at the same time, the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC developed a network for shortwave radio stations, in 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building designed by architect Floyd Brown
Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative program about a game. In the former, contestants may be invited from a pool of public applicants, on some shows, contestants compete against other players or another team, while other shows involve contestants playing alone for a reward or a high score. Game shows often reward players with prizes such as cash and goods and services provided by the shows sponsor prize suppliers, One of the reasons that television broadcasters make game shows is because they are substantially less costly than producing scripted drama shows. Some TV game shows fall under the category of reality television, Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio. The very first television show, Spelling Bee, was broadcast in 1938. Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on commercially licensed television and its first episode aired in 1941 as an experimental broadcast. Over the course of the 1950s, as began to pervade the popular culture. Daytime game shows would be played for lower stakes to target stay-at-home housewives, higher-stakes programs would air in primetime.
During the late 1950s, high-stakes games such as Twenty One, the rise of quiz shows proved to be short-lived. In 1959, many of the higher stakes game shows were discovered to be rigged, an early variant of the game show, the panel game, survived the quiz show scandals. On shows like Whats My Line, ive Got A Secret and To Tell The Truth, panels of celebrities would interview a guest in an effort to determine some fact about them, in others, celebrities would answer questions. Panel games had success in primetime until the late 1960s, when they were dropped from television because of their perceived “low budget” nature. Panel games made a comeback in American daytime television in the 1970s through comedy-driven shows such as Match Game, mock the Week, QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats, all of which put a heavy emphasis on comedy, leaving the points as mere formalities. The focus on quick-witted comedians has resulted in ratings, which. Game shows remained a fixture of US daytime television through the 1960s after the quiz show scandals, lower-stakes games made a slight comeback in daytime in the early 1960s, examples include Jeopardy.
Which began in 1964 and the version of The Match Game first aired in 1962. Lets Make a Deal began in 1963 and the 1960s marked the debut of Hollywood Squares, The Dating Game, though CBS gave up on daytime game shows in 1968, the other networks did not follow suit. Color television was introduced to the game genre in the late 1960s on all three networks
Chain Reaction (game show)
Chain Reaction is an American game show created by Bob Stewart, in which players compete to form chains composed of two-word phrases. The show has aired four separate runs, Bill Cullen hosted the series on NBC from January 14 to June 20,1980. The second version aired on the USA Network from September 29,1986 to December 27,1991 and was hosted first by Blake Emmons, a third version on GSN aired from August 1,2006 until June 9,2007, hosted by Dylan Lane. A fourth version, on GSN, was announced on January 26,2015, with Vincent Rubino as executive producer, forty episodes have been ordered for this version, which started airing from July 16,2015 to January 29,2016. At the crux of the game is a word chain, in the chain, each of eight words was connected to both the word above it and the word below it in some way. By making inferences based on the words and the revealed letters in incomplete words. The team/player that reached the goal first would win the game and play the bonus round. It aired at 12,00 Noon, many affiliates aired local news at that time, preempting Chain Reaction.
The show was one of three shows, the others being High Rollers and Hollywood Squares, that were canceled in June 1980 to make room for the 90-minute talk show The David Letterman Show. GSN aired reruns of this version from October 1997 to April 1998, Two teams of three competed in each game. A team consisted of one contestant and two celebrity guests, the teams were shown the beginning and ending words of an eight word chain. Each word related to the word above it and below it, a sample chain could be, TURNING JAPANESE FOOD TRUCK STOP SIGN LANGUAGE ARTS The challenging team began the game. In the event two new players were competing, a coin toss determined which team went first, the challengers were the blue team and the champions were the gold team. As the game continued, the words would be revealed one letter at a time, a players turn consisted of calling for a letter in the next word above or below one of the already revealed words and guessing the word. A correct response won one point for each letter in the word, if the player in control was incorrect, or gave no guess, control went back to the other team.
The game continued until one team scored 50 points, or the chain was finished. If that happened, another chain was put up and the game continued until one reached the goal of 50 points. That teams contestant won the game, $250 and the right to play for $10,000 in the bonus round, the losing player received $5 a point for playing
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the scripted television programs in the world. It has since been syndicated to many countries around the world and it rebroadcast same-day episodes on SOAPnet weeknights at 8 and 10 p. m. until the networks closure in 2013. The series was created by husband-and-wife team Ted Corday and Betty Corday. Irna Phillips was an editor for Days of Our Lives. In February 2016, the received a one-year renewal through 2017. Due to the success, it was expanded from 30 minutes to 60 minutes on April 21,1975. The series focuses on its core families, the Hortons and the Bradys, several other families have been added to the cast, and many of them still appear on the show. Frances Reid, the matriarch of the series Horton family remained with the show from its inception to her death on February 3,2010. Suzanne Rogers celebrated 40 years on Days of Our Lives this year, Susan Seaforth Hayes is the only cast member to appear on Days of Our Lives in all five decades it has been on air.
Days of Our Lives aired its 10, 000th episode on February 21,2005, the soap was given the title of most daring drama in the seventies due to covering topics other soaps would not dare to do. The shows executive producer is Ken Corday, and co-executive producers are Greg Meng, Days of Our Lives is the most widely distributed soap opera in the United States. The show has had high-profile fans such as actress Julia Roberts, the Cordays and Bell combined the hospital soap idea with the tradition of centering a series on a family, by making the show about a family of doctors, including one who worked in a mental hospital. Former executive producer Al Rabin took pride in the characters passion, critics originally praised the show for its non-reliance on nostalgia and its portrayal of real American contemporary families. The January 12,1976 cover of Time magazine featured Days of Our Lives Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Days of Our lives actors have won awards, Macdonald Carey won Best Actor in 1974 and 1975.
Susan Flannery and Eileen Davidson won Best Actress in 1975 and 2014, suzanne Rogers, Leann Hunley, and Tamara Braun won Best Supporting Actress for, respectively,1979,1986, and 2009 and Billy Warlock won Best Younger Actor for 1988. In January 2007 it was suggested by NBC that the show is unlikely to continue past 2009, in November 2008, in an eleventh-hour decision, it was announced the show had been renewed through September 2010. The 18-month renewal was down from its previous renewal, which was for five years, the show made somewhat of a comeback in 2009, with ratings increasing as the year progressed. The series received a renewal in January 2014 that is set to last until September 2016