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CBS: ‘The Young and the Restless’

CBS: ‘The Young and the Restless’

February 26, 2009

The thing about “The Young and the Restless” is that there are quite a lot of old people and a signific...

Nigeria: ‘Agan–None Shall be Barren’

Nigeria: ‘Agan–None Shall be Barren’

February 26, 2009

Since Nigerian soap operas don’t really exist, the closest en­tertainment my mother’s homeland makes ...

Soap opera’s original roots in radio, shows with dramatic plots

February 26, 2009

Everyone has been, at some point, mindlessly flip­ping through channels and landed on a soap opera. Usually, most people shake their heads disap­provingly and quickly change the channel, but every once in a while, they may stop to watch for just a moment. And, chances are, despite their best efforts, a few will not be...

Actors use soap opera programming to work to bigger things

February 26, 2009

Though the stereotype exists that actors work as waiters before hitting the big time, sometimes actors follow another path. Soap operas can be a way into the film industry, and tenures on soaps often lead to successful ca­reers. Shows like “Days of our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” give a starting po...

Shopping for stereotypes

February 26, 2009

Two years ago the CT conducted an experiment to determine whether biases based on race and gender exist at stores in Westfield Mall. This year the staff repeated the experiment, taking on stereotypes, not to reinforce them, but to test their validity and how or if they influence treatment at stores. Here is what we found......