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EDGE is coming to DVD!!


Great news for all EDGE fans! SoapClassics.com will be releasing a set of EDGE
episodes on DVD next year! They have teamed with P&G to release DVD sets of episodes from their classic soaps. They have already released a 20 episode set
of AS THE WORLD TURNS. The quality is excellent & the memories are incredible!
They will be releasing a set of GUIDING LIGHT episodes in early 2012 & according to the email response that I received from them, a set of EDGE eps
will come later in 2012. They will also be releasing sets of ANOTHER WORLD,
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW & probably TEXAS. I hope that they have soome of SOMERSET
that they can release, but I have no confirmation of that. There is a spot
on SoapClassics.com where you can send them an email. I urge all EDGE fans to
send them an email letting them know how much you are looking forward to
seeing this show on DVD! All I can say is that it's about time!!!!

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I have to see this!!!

My job is to inform, not persuade- Dan Rather

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I would love to see this

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It's about time - I hope they have a few of the Somerset episodes too!

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I'm really looking forward to the "Edge" DVD set, too. (I hope they *do* opt for DVDs, because in their response to my e-mail they mentioned that the episodes might be made available online instead--not "in addition to".)

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No, most of the (abc) years are intact in Procter & Gamble's vault, from around 1979 thru the finale ( December 1984 ) . I still get an ache in my chest and warm memories of this great show. If only the (abc) affiliates had all agreed to keep it on at 4:00 PM, Eastern Time, it would have lasted several years longer and had much higher ratings.

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I, as a fan, had fairly regular correspondence with Henry Slesar and among other things mentioned my distress at the ratings which had deteriorated abysmally since only approximately 30% of ABC affiliates carried the show at 4 pm. Many stations showed in in the morning the day after the telecast ... those stations that simply didn't stop showing EON. The two ABC outlets had stopped showing EON in 1978 or 1979, but I was fortunate to have a pal in New York who''d VHS the show for me and I'd get a VHS tape every couple of weeks. Slesar said that in all cities where affiliates honored the 4 pm broadcast (bolloxing General Hospital) that EON maintained high ratings.

The irony is that in the CBS days ratings were weakened slightly in 1962 when the show moved from 4:30 pm to 3:30 pm, then P&G made the atrocious error of moving EON earlier so they'd have an unbroken chain of soap operas. (P&G didn't like EON airing following The Secret Storm which had a non-P&G sponsor.

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For those left in the dark, the set was never released. Soap Classics lost their license to release more material and they closed up shop.

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I just hope all those tapes don't wind up in a dumpster :(

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