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The Brighter Day was a soap opera which aired on CBS-TV from January 4, 1954 to September 28, 1962. It ran, at times, simultaneously on the NBC radio network; the NBC radio run was from 1948 to 1956. The radio and television versions were created by Irna Phillips. Image File history File links The Brighter Day logo. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ... Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Irna Phillips (July 1, 1901 - December 22, 1973) wrote and created many of the first American soap operas. ...


The first and only soap opera to air on network television with an explicitly religious theme, the show revolved around Reverend Richard Dennis and his four children, Althea, Patsy, Babby, and Grayling. Another soap opera, The Guiding Light, initially had a religious theme as a radio show but had dropped it by the time it moved to television. Like The Brighter Day, that particular serial was also created by Irna Phillips. This Guiding Light logo, which debuted in 1982, was used, save for background changes, until 1990. ...


Originally set in the town of Three Rivers in the radio version, the television show started out in New Hope, Pennsylvania. On the radio version in late 1953, the Dennis family was forced to move to New Hope as a result of a flood washing out the town of Three Rivers. Later in the show's run, the Dennis family moved to Columbus, which was established as a college town. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The show had a large fan base but a traditionally low Nielsen ratings count. For most of the 1950s, it was among the lower-rated soaps, and as the show entered the 1960s, it usually ranked last. In the summer of 1961, the show wished to save money by going to a cheaper locale to tape; as a result, the sets and production moved from New York City to Los Angeles. This ended up harming the soap more than not, as key characters were dropped abruptly from the storyline when the actors did not wish to relocate. In early 1962, the show moved from its traditional late-afternoon timeslot to late morning, and the ratings took even more of a dip. // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, music, and culture. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the summer of 1962, the show made history by making the first contract role on daytime for an African American. The actor, Rex Ingram, did not make much of an impact as the show was cancelled one month after his debut. 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... Rex Ingram (October 20, 1895 - September 19, 1969) was an African American film and stage actor. ...


Among the actors who appeared on The Brighter Day, the most famous alumni are Hal Holbrook and Patty Duke. Hal Holbrook, or Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. ... Patty Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an actress of the stage and screen. ...


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