Tristan Rogers and Panel to Discuss Future of Soaps

Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert Scorpio, General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift) is joining UC-Berkeley professor Abigail De Kosnik, past Daytime Confidential podcast guest and Director of Digital Strategy at public relations agency Peppercom, Sam Ford and Miami University professor C. Lee Harrington on a panel discussing the current state and future of the soap opera genre at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 18 from 12-1:45 p.m.

For more details on the event and their upcoming book The Survival of the Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era visit Society for Cinema and Media Studies website or contact Sam Ford at

6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    This is exciting and glad that these experts is going to be to discussing the problems and solutions for saving the daytime industry because lets be honest, its in trouble and it needs all the help it can get.

  2. Profile photo of craigcp

    Nielsen just needs to get into the 21st century, they need to start counting DVR, TIVO and online viewing. All the networks care about are ratings, they don’t care how much a show is loved ATWT & GL found out the hard way, trying everything they can to save ATWT but no one is listing. Except when when CBS called in the FBI because fans were send in bars of soap will they listen no. No mater what begging and pleading we do they don’t care or they would listen to soap fans, they are destroying the soaps slowly one by one and they think were to stupid to notice. They need to get back what fans fell in love with the soaps.

  3. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    Yeah, but Barbara Bloom and Brian Frons are the ones that is letting the soap genre hurt by bad decisions like hiring Guza, Pratt, mcTavish, Kreizman, Wheeler, Higley, Passanante and not listening to what the fans want.

  4. Profile photo of alstonboy4315

    People, I think we all know that the writing is on the wall for daytime soaps, and it AIN’T good. Sadly, however, I don’t think it has much to do with the writing, acting, production values or any of the aspects that we love to CRITICIZE soaps for. Yes, many soaps have many issues with bad writing/storylines/characters, but I think that even if all the soaps were being written wonderfully, like back in the 70s and 80s, the ratings would STILL be crap.

    I blame the economy, reality television, Internet advances and technology in general. Not OJ Simpson, like some people say. People, that was over 15 years ago. Time to find another scapegoat…….I also blame GREED!!!!

    I don’t think that, even with the best writing in the world, we can save soaps. Daytime exes like Les Moonves are GREEDY, MONEY-HUNGRY and totally irrational. They have already murdered GL and ATWT, and I think that within the next five years, they will have murdered a few more.

    I will just continue to enjoy these shows until, God forbid, they are all gone. And then, I guess my memories will live on via YouTube.

  5. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    alstonboy4315, that was depressing, LOL, but you have a point.  I  think that it is all about money and don’t care about soaps, all about the dollar bill.  But majority of the problem for me is the writing.  I feel that it insults my intelligence and that why soaps are in the state that it is in.  I want to see good acting and writing also, but we all got to be content with what we got.

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