Yesterday’s ‘Tomorrow’

Starting kindergarten didn’t make me happy because I knew I could no longer sit on the ‘sofa’ with my Mom every weekday around noon to watch “Search for Tomorrow.” I felt sad about that; I’m sure she did too.

“Search for Tomorrow” was the longest running soap opera 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 ).

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.

‘Search For Tomorrow’ https://www.google.com/

 

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