Ken Corday is true Daytime TV royalty, carrying on a soap opera lineage that has lasted for 45 years. Ken's father, Ted Corday, produced The Guiding Light and As the World Turns through the '50s and '60s before being commissioned by NBC to create a show of his own. The serial he created has become the second longest running show in daytime history—The Days of Our Lives.
Corday was only with the show a brief time when he was diagnosed with cancer. After his death in 1987, his wife, Betty, took over producing responsibilities. Betty reigned on the Days set for over twenty years before turning over control to her son Ken. He has not only continued the producing legacy with great results, he also has contributed an award winning score as the series' composer.
In this video that we shot at a recent red carpet event Celebrating 45 Years of Days of Our Lives on behalf of the Archive of American Television, we asked Ken how it felt to take part in the festivities honoring the show.
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