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Why are 'daily soaps 'called so

Asked by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 23 Feb '09 04:45 pm
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Started in America when commericial breaks inbetween the daily television serial programmes comprised adverts by soap powder manufactures who sponsored the programmes - as a consequence the programmes became knows as "Soaps"
Answered by Janis, 24 Feb '09 01:47 am

 
  
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The name "soap opera" now shortened to `soap', stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers such as Procter and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and Lever Brothers as sponsors.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 02 Mar '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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Daily soaps are a take-off from opera shows in South America, which were sponsored by soap manufacturers. They were then known as soap operas - these inspired daily television shows, known as daily soaps
Answered by gem mina, 21 Mar '09 11:14 am

 
  
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The term "soap opera" was coined by the American press in the 1930s to denote the extraordinarily popular genre of serialized domestic radio dramas, which, by 1940, represented some 90% of all commercially-sponsored daytime broadcast hours. The "soap" in soap opera alluded to their sponsorship by manufacturers of household cleaning products; while "opera" suggested an ironic incongruity between the domestic narrative concerns of the daytime serial and the most elevated of dramatic forms. In the United States, the term continues to be applied primarily to the approximately fifty hours each week of daytime serial television drama broadcast by ABC, NBC, and CBS, but the meanings of the term, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, exceed this generic designation.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 23 Feb '09 07:43 pm

 
  
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Bcoz they r telecasted daily.
Answered by krishna bhojwani, 23 Feb '09 04:46 pm

 
  
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Started in America when commericial breaks inbetween the daily television serial programmes comprised adverts by soap powder manufactures who sponsored the programmes - as a consequence the programmes became knows as "Soaps"
Answered by shaurya, 28 Mar '13 08:50 am

 
  
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