Longtime soap opera writer Kay Alden talks about her decades in the industry with CMS graduate student Sam Ford 07 who is writing his thesis about soap operas. Alden worked for more than 30 years on The Young and the Restless, the top-rated daytime drama that she served as head writer for from 1998 to 2006. Recently, she took on a consulting position with ABC Daytime and continues working with the genre during what is seen as a period of substantial change for the daytime television industry. Fords thesis, "As the World Turns in a Convergence Environment", focuses on the shifting technologies and cultural patterns that are affecting daytime television.
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