Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Days of Our Lives Turns 45

In just three short weeks, Days of Our Lives will celebrate its 45th anniversary. The show went on the air on November 8, 1965. That's a lot of sand through the hourglass. And a lot of hours of melodrama—over 11,000 actually.

And in an era when it's difficult for a show to last 45 days, four and a half decades is quite an accomplishment. In fact, it's the second longest running soap ever behind General Hospital, which went on the air in 1963 and has made over 12,000 episodes.

Over the years the series has had some wildly fantastic, only-in-a-soap-opera story lines—like the 1982 Salem Strangler plot or the 1984 Gone with the Wind recreation when Bo and Hope hid out on a plantation dressed like Rhett and Scarlett. There was the 1990 Cruise of Deception when Ernesto held all his enemies captive on a ship. And, don't forget, the 1995 Marlena exorcism.

We recently attended the red carpet event Celebrating 45 Years of Days of Our Lives on behalf of the Archive of American Television. We asked the cast which outrageous story line they would like to be involved with on the show. Here's what Alison Sweeney, Ty Treadway, Peter Reckell, Suzanne Rogers, and others put on their wish lists.

And be sure to check back for more Days videos as the anniversary approaches.

For other celebrity interviews check out:
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The Jury's Still Out on Outsourced

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