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Let’s All Search For Tomorrow

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The worst thing about starting kindergarten for me was not being able to sit on the ‘sofa’ with my Mom for 15 minutes every weekday around noon to watch “Search for Tomorrow.” I felt bad about that. I’m sure she did too.

“Search for Tomorrow” was one of the longest running soap operas on American television. It started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 and continued until the final episode on Friday, December 26, 1986. That’s over 35-years – 9,130 episodes.

And what were the final lines – on the final show – on that day after Christmas, 1986? “Joanne Tate” the show’s star for its entire run, is asked, “What are you searching for, Joanne?” Her reply? “Tomorrow.” (MUSIC UP- FADE TO BLACK FOREVER).

It hardly seemed worth the wait. But nothing is only what it seems. I’ll never think about that dumb show without thinking of sitting on our sofa with my Mom over a half-century ago.