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Summary

  • Dallas and "Dynasty" kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the long-lasting series "Knots Landing." Sometimes forgotten is the genre's antecedent: 1964's "Peyton Place," which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Interviewees in this episode include Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills.

Notes

  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 31, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Introduction: Pioneers of Television: Primetime Soaps (2:44) -- Who Shot J.R.? (2:24) -- "Dallas:" Villain Larry Hagman (3:16) -- "Dynasty:" Villain Joan Collins (1:50) -- Joan Collins: Early Career (2:14) -- "Knots Landing:" Villain Donna Mills (2:00) -- Televisions Longest Running Primetime Dramas (0:20) -- "The Guiding Light" & "Peyton Place" (1:19) -- Soap Opera: Over-the-Top Storylines (2:40) -- "Dynasty:" Cat Fights (2:25) -- "Dynasty:" 1980s Fashion (1:39) -- "Knot's Landing:" Representing the Middle Class (1:42) -- "Knot's Landing:" Joan Van Ark (2:37) -- Larry Hagman: Developing J.R. Ewing (3:02) -- "Dallas:" Sue Ellen (3:11) -- Shocking Salary Increase (1:26) -- Bobby Ewing Dies (1:40) -- Bobby Ewing Returns (2:04) -- "Dynasty:" John Forsythe & Linda Evans (3:10) -- African Americans on Primetime Soaps (2:52) -- "Dynasty:" Rock Hudson Controversy (2:28) -- Legacy of Primetime Soaps (3:57) -- Primetime Soaps Trivia Quiz (2:00) -- Credits: Pioneers of Television (Season 3): Primetime Soaps (0:57)
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