Apr 23, 2020
Daytime changed TV herstory with long arcs about adoptions, reproductive rights and rape. Dr. Elana Levine shares examples of how key stories aligned with social changes from the 60s until today.
We also discuss the limited roles available for actors of color and how they often were positioned as secondary stories to to the white "super couple."
Enjoy audio context clips from As the World Turns, All My Children, The Young and the Restless and Ryan's Hope.
Dr. Elana Levine is a Professor of Media, Cinema and Digital Studies in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Levine's recently published Her Stories (Duke Univ. Press) forms the backbone of this 4-part series on soap operas.