October 23, 1994 |
Luke Spencer finally has a job. Until recently on "General Hospital," Luke's pre-adolescent son, Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), was the only working member of his household. Viewers were left to wonder if Lucky's fledgling worm-farming business paid all the bills while his parents, Luke and Laura (Tony Geary and Genie Francis), selflessly fought for truth, justice and the American way. This is hardly the only example of a soap playing with reality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2006 |
Gloria Monty, a producer whose reinvention of the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" in the late 1970s turned it into a pop phenomenon that helped modernize television soap operas, has died. She was 84. Monty, who was the model for the motherly soap opera producer in the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film "Tootsie," died of cancer Thursday at her home in Rancho Mirage, ABC announced.
October 15, 1995 |
The TV movie "Terror in the Shadows," airing Monday night on NBC, is a thriller with a twist: Its three leads are played by daytime soap stars. Genie Francis and Leigh J. McCloskey, both on ABC's "General Hospital," play Sarah and Alex Williams, a Colorado Springs couple celebrating their first year of marriage when their lives are disrupted by a woman from Alex's past. Enter bad girl Marcy Walker of ABC's "All My Children."
February 27, 1994 |
To its thousands of tourists, the city's green plasma, San Antonio is The Alamo, Riverwalk, nachos and a new sports arena dubbed "The World's Biggest Road Kill" because it looks like a dead armadillo with its legs up in the air. But the red-hot chili queen of a city is also a living museum, another country where the Dead have their own Day, and bus riders pass one of everything on their way to work in the morning.
October 3, 1996 |
TELEVISION Fainting Spells: HBO clearly set out to affect viewers with its upcoming movie, "If These Walls Could Talk," a hard-hitting look at abortion in three eras, starring Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek and Cher. And if the movie's East and West Coast premieres are any indication, affect folks it will.
October 15, 1985 |
The following TV miniseries are scheduled for the 1985-86 season. October "Tender Is the Night"--Oct. 27, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 on Showtime; six hours. Also Oct. 29, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about the romance between two American expatriates in 1920s Europe. Stars Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, John Heard, Sean Young, Edward Asner and Piper Laurie. A Showtime/BBC co-production. November "North and South"--Nov. 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 on ABC; 12 hours.