Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
doughty DOW-tee adjective; Marked by fearless resolution; valiant; brave. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
Sept. 3, 1951: The soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” airs for the first time. It will run for 35 years, with the last episode airing on Dec. 26, 1986. When it went off the air, it held the record for longest-running, regularly scheduled non-news program in television history (since surpassed by “Guiding Light,” which ran from 1952 to 2009).
Number to Know
19: The number of daytime soap operas that aired each day on the three major networks during the 1969-70 season, the peak of soap opera programming. Currently only four air.
Website of the Day: We Love Soaps
Articles and history of soap operas on American television.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Estevez), American actor and producer, 49.
“Slash sat me down at his house and said, ‘You’ve got to clean up your act.’ You know you’ve gone too far when Slash is saying, ‘Look, you’ve got to get into rehab.’” — Charlie Sheen
Morning Minutes, Sept. 3