Question:

Where did the name 'soap opera' come from and what is its relevance?

Answer:

Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder. Thanks for using AnswerParty!


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