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Why some TV serials are called soap opera?

Asked by FriendsRfriends, 10 Feb '09 10:20 am
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The serials which are beneficial for housewives are known soap opera. Let us find the history of such soap opera programmes.

In the 1920s, radio was booming, and broadcasters wanted to get advertisers in on the act to increase their station's profits. So radio stations convinced businesses that sold household goods to sponsor radio shows. To appeal to the main consumers of these items -- female homemakers -- the radio stations created the daytime serial drama format. The first radio soap opera ran in Chicago and was sponsored by a margarine company

Soon, all the networks had serials aimed at women, and companies selling cleaners and food products rushed to sponsor the shows. For example, Proctor & Gamble's Oxydol soap powder sponsored a popular serial drama in 1933. By 1939 the press started calling the shows "soap operas" because so many were sponsored by soap manufacturers. "Opera" had already been used in a non-musical sense in the '20s with &qu ...more
Answered by ankit shivam, 10 Feb '09 10:26 am

 
  
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No idea
Answered by abhisek, 10 Feb '09 10:24 am

 
  
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