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Lathered Up! The Talk, Soap Operas and Being Smart

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On Episode 2 of Lathered Up, we're going to discuss the changes to daytime programming which began yesterday as the new talk show “The Talk” premiered on CBS. Sure, we're not happy about it. The show replaces 54 years of soap opera history. But we try to be fair – after all, if there's a show which will entertain while educating we want you to know about it.

So, we'll start with “The Talk”. Did it live up to the hype on the first day? And, when all is said and done, we'll get right into it when it comes to talk shows. From Jerry Springer to Oprah, talk shows have become a daytime staple. Since they're, in most cases, cheaper to produce – there's a consensus building that soap operas are dying a slow death. We'll discuss why we disagree and what we're trying to do to get other soap fans involved in this new initiative.

Then we;ll end the show with a discussion about the three ABC soaps – All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. Is this whole David Hayward murder trial a bore? Are you just plain tired of Ryan and Greenlee? How do you feel about the recast of Scott Chandler wth Daniel Cosgrove? We can;'t forget what's happening in Llanview. Is Kim Zimmer cutting it as Echo DiSavoy? Are you interested in the story line and is she Rex Balsam's mother? What about the Ford Brothers? What's your take on their evolution? Of course no discussion of OLTL can be complete without the saga of Eli and Blair. What do you think of the Tea & Dani reunion. And, last but not least, there's General Hospital. What's your take on the Balkan? Still thrilled about Vanessa's reprisal of Brenda Barrett? Where do you want to see Port Charles head next.

All this and more tonight on LATHERED UP!
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