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January 9, 1990 Soap Opera Digest
January 9, 1990

Ask Us and Sounding Board, fan letters and candid photos featuring
Kristen Meadows & Robert S. Woods...Susan Lucci...Andy Kavovit & Scott DeFreitas...Vincent Irizarry & Jane Rogers...Suzanne Rogers & John Clarke

What do you think were the best and worst moments of soap opera during the past decade? Candid photos and replies of
Eileen Fulton...Kin Shriner...Michael Storm...Larkin Malloy

Looking Back At 1989 and Forward To 1990
Do soaps have the guts to make it into the nineties?
2-page article with candid photos featuring
Douglass Watson...Elizabeth Dennehy...Taylor Miller...Neil Maffin

Cover Story: The Best & Worst of 1989
Mostly Full-Page Articles with candid photos featuring

Most Shocking Twist (Daytime) - Billy Is Dylan's Father - Guiding Light
Jordan Clarke & Morgan Englund
Most Shocking Twist (Prime Time) - Greg Marries Abby - Knots Landing
William Devane & Donna Mills

Best Wedding -Josh and Reva on Guiding Light
Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer
Best Breakup - Vicky and Jamie on Another World
Anne Heche & Laurence Lau

Best Reconciliation - Phillip & Rick on Guiding Light
Grant Aleksander and Michael O'Leary & Nicolette Goulet
Worst Reconciliation - Cliff and Nina on All My Children
Peter Bergman & Taylor Miller

Best Casting (Daytime) - Susan Marie Snyder on As The World Turns
Best Casting (Prime Time) - Cathy Podewell on Dallas

Best Opening Credits - Generations
Worst Opening Credits - Loving

Most Intriguing Couple - Roger & Holly on Guiding Light
Michael Zaslow & Maureen Garrett
Most Boring Couple - David & Melanie on All My Children
Trent Bushey & Paige Turco

Best Death Scene - James Stenbeck on ATWT
Andy Kavovit & Melanie Smith
Worst Death Scene - Hugh Gardner on Generations
Jack Betts

Best Love Story - Katherine & Robert Scorpio on General Hospital
Edie Lehmann & Tristan Rogers
Most Tortured Love Story - Trisha & Trucker on Loving
Noelle Beck & Robert Tyler (shirtless)

Best Enemies (Daytime) - Jill and Nina on The Young & The Restless
Jess Walton and Tricia Cast
Best Enemies (Prime Time) - Sable and Alexis on Dynasty
Stephanie Beacham & Joan Collins

Best New Character - Sally Spectra on The Bold & The Beautiful
Darlene Conley
Most Ruined Character - Kirk Anderson on As The World Turns
Tom Wiggin

Best Amnesiac - Felicia Jones on General Hospital
Kristina Malandro aka Kristina Wagner
Best Imposters - Alex on Loving and Angela on B&B
Randolph Mantooth and Judith Borne

Most Creative Story Line - The Daisy Awards on One Life To Live
Sharon Schlarth & Jessica Tuck
Biggest Letdown - Another World's Valentine's Day Special
Charles Grant & Joanna Going

Best Mystery - George Rawlin's Murder on Y&R
Doug Davidson & Nina Arvesen
Worst Action Sequences - All My Children
Jean LeClerc & Nancy Addison

Best Recasting - Anjelica Curtis on Days Of Our Lives
Judith Chapman
Best Comeback - Jane Elliot on General Hospital

Best Love Triangle - Robert/Eden/Cruz on Santa Barbara
Roscoe Born and A Martinez & Marcy Walker
Worst Love Triangle - Ethan/Laura/Michael on Santa Barbara
Leigh McCloskey, Christopher Norris & Frank Runyeon

Best Fantasy - Mason Goes To Heaven on Santa Barbara
Joe Marinelli
Best Tease - Leanna Randolph on The Young & The Restless
Barbara Crampton

Biggest Waste Of Talent (Daytime) - Sharon Gabet on OLTL
Biggest Waste Of Talent (Prime Time) - Ana-Alicia on Falcon Crest

Best Bickering - John and Lucinda on As The World Turns
Larry Bryggman & Elizabeth Hubbard
Most Entertaining Couple - Ruby & Marco on One Life To Live
Jessica Tuck & Gerald Anthony

Gimme A Break - The Virgin Katherine on General Hospital
Edie Lehmann & Tristan Rogers
Gimme A Break - The De-Patching and Re-Patching of Steve on DAYS
Stephen Nichols

Most Entertaining Rogue - Jack Deveraux on Days Of Our Lives
Matthew Ashford
Most Over-Exposed Heroine - Cricket on Y&R
Lauralee Bell

Most Improved Show - Guiding Light
Maeve Kinkead & Kim Zimmer
Most Intriguing Story - Adam, Brooke & Dixie on All My Children
David Canary & Cady McClain

Most Ruined Show - Falcon Crest
Castulo Guerra & Kristian Alfonso
Best Show (Prime Time) - Knots Landing
Teri Austin & Joan Van Ark

Most Disappointing Show - One Life To Live
Best Show - All My Children

Synopses Section, recaps and mostly candid photos featuring
James Mitchell & Kate Collins...Carmen Duncan...Peter Francis James & Tamara Tunie...Katherine Kelly Lang...Kimberly Foster...Frances Reid...Gregory Harrison...Kurt McKinney...Anthony Addabbo...Beth Chamberlin...Larry Riley, Kent Masters-King & Lynne Moody...James Horan...Brenda Brock...Julie Condra...Doug Davidson & Cindy Eilbacher

Late Breaking News, articles and candid photos featuring
Heather Rattray near full-page article on the ATWT newcomer...James DePaiva full-page interview...Robert Westenberg full-page interview...Jeff Conaway...Marla Adams...Darlene Conley...Charles Grant & Victoria Wyndham...Jeff Bankert & Bronwen Booth...Ellen Dolan...Rick Porter...Rosa Nevin & Maurice Benard

New York Notebook, news/gossip from the East coast with candid photos of
Joseph Kolinski...Sherry Stringfield...Clayton Prince & Alexandra Wilson

Hotline Hollywood, news/gossip from the West coast with candid photos of
Daniel McVicar, Renee Taylor & Erik Estrada...Billy Hufsey & Melissa Brennan aka Melissa Reeves...Ana-Alicia

Rating The Decade
Chart your favorite show's progress in the ratings from 1980 thru 1989
Detailed list of ratings for all soaps on the air

Exciting Reva Question
Full-Page Feature documenting the changing hairstyles of Guiding Light star
Kim Zimmer over the years; 7 candid photos

Backstage: Best and Worst - Off Camera
Hot gossip, career upheavals, a mid-murder cancellation...some of the biggest surprises on soaps last year happened behind the scenes. Candid photos including
Eileen Fulton and husband, Rick...cast of Dynasty...cast of Generations

Last Licks with David Selby of Falcon Crest
Full-Page Photo


Cover Story:  The Best & Worst of 1989

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