Working on…

It’s been one of those days where I’ve found myself jumping from one chapter to the next, including writing just about everything I think the book will have regarding the initial controversy surrounding Soap.

I still plan to include some important background information about the networks’ crackdown on sex and violence around that time (anybody interested in the subject is strongly urged to pick up a copy of Geoffrey Cowan’s See No Evil, which remains the definitive work on the subject).

There’s also been a fair amount of work done today on the end of the series, and the reactions of cast and crew to the cancellation of the show, easily one of the most emotional parts of the book so far. The utter disbelief all these years later felt by one and all still resonates; you can’t help but feel for people who were shown the door not because the writing had faltered or their performances weren’t up to snuff, or even that their ratings were low, but only because they were part of a political struggle in the country at the time.


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