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Soaps Roundtable

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Silas Kain

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For the first time in BlogTalkRadio history, we're having a show which speaks to the educational and societal benefits of serial programming and so much more.  Our panel includes:

Dr. Melissa Scardaville:
Melissa was the Guiding Light editor at Soap Opera Digest from 1999-2005. She recently completed her PhD in sociology at Emory University relating to the struggle of aesthetic legitimacy of the soaps. She has also written an articles on the soaps. Currently, she is a Senior Associate at ICF International in the Health, Education and Social Programs division.

Alina Adams
Alina was a writer for E! Entertainment Television’s daily talk show Pure Soap,  in addition to penning  Oakdale Confidential, The Man From Oakdale, and co-wrote the Guiding Light tie-in book, Jonathan’s Story. In 2001, she joined Procter & Gamble Productions as website producer for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, became their creative content producer in 2006, and served as their creative director of online serials in 2009.  In 2011, she released Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments, an Enhanced Electronic Book.

Sarah Adams
Graduate student at North Dakota State University with a back ground in History and Mass Communications with an emphasis on Media Studies. A long time soap fan, the value of soaps, both artistically and culturally give us an insight into ourselves. She examines the soaps from the eyes of the fans with scholarly perspective

Michelle Patrick
A Harvard graduate, Ms. Patrick was a writer at AMC for 19 years. Ms. Patrick also wrote for GH.  She brings 20 years of writing perspective rarely shared.

In the last 15 minutes of the show I will be discuss Prospect Park & the prospects for AMC & OLTL's future.