Today September 20th across the nation Soap fans are getting together to protest the cancelation of another soap” As The world Turns” and to let the networks know we are tired of being overlooked and under appreciated. Many people will try to be ath these rally’s and many will not be able to because of their own commitments to their jobs or their family.
The idea is to raise awareness of the problem with these cancellations. We not only lose our beloved soap but the actors and crews are out of work. Here in New York we are losing the revinue that these soaps bring to the city, the businesses that relied on them are hurting. This is not just a loss to soap fans but to many other businesses related to soaps. Now New York has just on soap left and that is One Life To Live and we do not want to see this go also so the protest is not just about ATWT but all 6 soaps . How sad that sounds six soaps…..
To that end I have also authored a petition to Oprah winfrey asking her to give us a channel on her new OWN network and Silas Kain has a “Soap”osal detailing how the television industry can keep our soaps going and his proposal is brillaint and will not only help the soap genre but will also benefit schools across the country, schools that can teach the art of writing and directing and producing and so much more. Please sign the petition and spread the word about the “Soap”osal send it to your local television stations.
Not to be forgotten are the two powerhouses behind the rallies, Sue Okonis and Tami King who work tirelessly to “Save Our Soaps” and who have gotten national recognition for this worthy cause. Cnn covered the last rally in april and will be there again I am sure.
This is not just a few people who are upset with losing ATWT or GL or are in fear of losing OLTL. This is generations of people who love the soaps and want to save the genre they have watched for years. I hope if you love soaps or maybe your mom or grandparents loved them that you will so all you can to help us save them.
Once agian a list of cities holding rallies..
Milwaukee, Detroit,Portland,Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Indiana as well as Cincinnati. , Pittsburgh, Boston, Kansas City, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, and of course NY
New Yorkers will be meeting at 59th Street and 5th Avenue (The General Motors Building)
New York, New York This is where the Early Show’s studios are. September 20th between 12PM and 3PM. Please if you can attend one of these rallies, no matter the soap you love, they are all in danger and need to be SAVED.