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The 25 Most Powerful Shows of the last 25 Years: Days makes #22
Topic Started: Oct 13 2012, 10:50 AM (1,051 Views)
parisa


"Days: The show that slowed down the Supreme Court".

The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years
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MissLola
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Where is this article from and how did the show slow down the supreme court?
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lysie
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MissLola
Oct 13 2012, 10:59 AM
Where is this article from and how did the show slow down the supreme court?
It's at the link.
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MissLola
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That link doesnt work for me. Maybe it's my phone.
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lysie
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It works for me. But here's the text.
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For years before his 1991 retirement, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall slipped away from deliberations each day to watch Days of Our Lives. The show wasn’t just a guilty pleasure; it helped shape the justice’s understanding of the world. As Marshall once told Justice William Brennan, soaps teach viewers valuable lessons about life.


And there's a recentish picture of Stefano looking confused.
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"I don't live by a set diet. It's not about pounds. It's really about how I feel." ~ KA

This sounds like one person's opinion, not something that was thoroughly investigated and researched. (especially since Venice is mentioned, and no offense to Days, but Days was the only soap mentioned.)

not to mention that i've never heard of this supposed magazine.
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lysie
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Supergirlx2
Oct 13 2012, 11:55 AM
This sounds like one person's opinion, not something that was thoroughly investigated and researched. (especially since Venice is mentioned, and no offense to Days, but Days was the only soap mentioned.)

not to mention that i've never heard of this supposed magazine.
I've read similar articles from there. They don't really mean anything, but they are interesting. And yeah, the inclusion of Venice made me take it a lot less seriously, since I have never in my life heard anything about Venice outside of soap boards.
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The Thurgood Marshall information was discussed in the 1976 Time Magazine article about soaps so I don't get how it relates to the show's impact over the last 25 years.
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annie21


Well, that's interesting since this article claims Marshall made the statement in 1991 (fifteen years after the Time article.) Whether he said it in the 70s or as late as 1991, I would agree with him that soaps had a social value in helping average Americans deal with complex and taboo subjects like divorce, rape, abortion, miscarriages, infidelity, and so on -- that's the same role their counterparts are now playing in other countries around the world. But soaps in the US, and especially Days, became pretty much a laughing stock in the 90s, so his statement really no longer holds and hasn't for a really long time. Too bad.
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