Friday, November 05, 2010

Days of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL

Days of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday will be our special guest on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, premiering Monday, Nov. 8 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio, with encore presentations Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm on PIV World Radio, Friday, Nov. 12 at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio,, plus three times a day on through Sunday, Nov. 14.

Created by Ted and Betty Corday, Days of Our Lives premiered on NBC on Nov. 8, 1965. The first daytime drama to be broadcast in color, as well as the first to be produced on the West Coast, it was also one of the first soap operas to address topical issues, such as the Vietnam War and interracial dating, as part of its storylines. But what has made Days of Our Lives endure for 45 years is that it is a show about family. Set into the mythical yet in many ways typical American town of Salem (as opposed to some exotic faraway location), it draws viewers into the lives of the Horton family in ways that many of us can identify.

Days of Our Lives is not only a show about family, but one of the few family-run operations that exist today in television. Less known, however, are some of the obstacles that the Corday family had to overcome behind the scenes, from personal tragedies to the ever-looming threat of cancellation. These stories and more are part of The Days of Our Lives: The True Story of One Family's Dream and The Untold History of Days of Our Lives, a very moving book by Ken Corday, Ted and Betty's youngest son, and the current executive producer of Days of Our Lives since 1986. Ken Corday will be joining us in our second hour.

In our hour, we'll take a look at thABC Televisione current uptick in popularity of NFL football this TV season with Wesley Hyatt, author of Kicking Off the Week: A History of Monday Night Football on . All this, plus This Week in TV History.

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