Talk:The Edge of Night

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Article might should metion the origin of the show as a soap opera version of Perry Mason, which is how it began. Also, Karr's close friendship with police chief Bill Marceau, sort of unusual for a defense attorney, even in a soap opera.

Rlquall 17:20, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

ABC affiliates that don't air the show[edit]

I thought I was rather clear in my edit summary. Now don't take this personally, because this is not an attack on you or your work, but I don't feel that list helps the article at all, because by the time the show was canceled, nearly 50 affiliates did not air The Edge of Night. Right now you have listed three affiliates, which is not only bordering on minute trivia, it's incomplete minute trivia at that. Hopefully you will see my side. When I wake up tomorrow, I'm going to remove the section again. Again, don't take this as a personal attack, but I don't think it needs to be mentioned in an encyclopedia article. It's not as if the show is still airing or anything. Mike H. That's hot 07:57, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would remove the section and merge that with another section. The sentence "When the show moved to ABC in 1975, most stations drop the show in favor of local programming, syndicated shows, or local news." is useful, but a list of every station that dropped them is not. - cohesiontalk 08:06, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, this is in response to the request for comment. The basic rule at wikipedia for section inclusion is that the section has to be capable of not being a stub. My question is, for the person who wants to keep it, can this section conceivably expand to a a non-stub size?--Urthogie 14:50, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re reply[edit]

I've removed the "ABC affiliates didn't air the show" category. I'm sorry that I say please don't change it. I've removed that category, I sorry that I don't want to say "Are you happy now?" or other sayings.

Spencer Karter —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shkarter1985 (talkcontribs) February 2006

A question about THE EDGE OF NIGHT moving to Color in 1967[edit]

I've got a question, why did CBS-TV decided to switch to COLOR for THE EDGE of NIGHT on September 5, 1967 rather than in February-March 1967 like other P&G soaps on CBS did? To me it's IRONIC that THE EDGE OF NIGHT was the last P&G Soap to switch to COLOR.

Spencer Karter —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shkarter1985 (talkcontribs) February 2006

I don't know what to tell you. I don't think that question can be's not documented or anything.
You can sign your name by using four tildes (four of ~) instead of having to type in your name each time. Mike H. That's hot 08:07, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I disagree, and WTH is four tildes (four of ~) is??? Spencer Karter —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shkarter1985 (talkcontribs) February 2006

This ~ is a tilde. You know, the little thing that goes about Spanish ñ's? Four of them together signs your name plus the time you wrote your comment, so it's easier to document what happened when. And what is there to disagree about? Can you find documentation for that rather mundane detail? Mike H. That's hot 08:16, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC issue?[edit]

Just came in when I saw the RfC. Is the issue now resolved? | Klaw ¡digame! 00:39, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. The section is no longer in the article. Mike H. That's hot 00:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EoN Anniversary[edit]

I will add a link that shows a 50th anniversary close for this show. Somebody else made it, and I figured I can show what it might have looked like today. 20:22, 27 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cast and Characters copy/paste[edit]

Created table from 2 previous paragraphs.

Of previous second paragraph names, Dan Resin was unverifiable as cast, if anyone can find reference, feel free.

Of previous third paragraph names, Jennifer Joan Taylor was unverifiable.

--Tallard (talk) 03:06, 24 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Episode Counts[edit]

I know in the main article it lists the show having produced a total (from 1956 to 1984 inclusive) of 7,420 episodes. Is there anywhere I can get a breakdown of how many of them were on CBS, and how many on ABC? Blozier2006 (talk) 07:37, 4 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plotline from "The Fugitive"[edit]

Somehow the article needs to incorporate at least a mention the plotline about the wrongfully-convicted character (Ron Christopher?) being transported via an express train to a prison in the nothern part of the state when the train is wrecked, enabling him to escape. This was a major storyline for several months in the late 1970s, just over a decade after the resolution episode of The Fugitive 2600:1004:B128:DF24:B991:56B1:CDE1:5862 (talk) 00:44, 1 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unless a source mentions this as a notable storyline on the series, it's no different than the thousands of other times films and TV series are inspired by each other.— TAnthonyTalk 18:25, 2 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just for the record: the wrongly-convicted character was Draper Scott (1975-1981); his escape and subsequent amnesia led to the Emily Gault-Molly Sherwood storyline. Ron Christopher (1968-1972) was the husband of Elaine ("Cookie") Pollock Thomas, Nancy Karr's sister. --Untold Millions (talk) 06:13, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The 1960s: Nicole Travis, Stephanie Martin, Pamela Stewart[edit]

The storyline of Nicole being terrorized by Stephanie Martin was one of the most popular in Edge's history, and was credited with the show's ascension to #2 in the ratings. There's an error in the paragraph detailing this storyline. Pamela Stewart (who murdered Stephanie Martin, mistaking her for Nicole Travis) was NOT Adam Drake's former wife. Pamela was the current wife of Nicole's ex-husband, Duane Stewart. Pamela was mistakenly convinced that Nicole still lusted after Duane, and so wanted Nicole dead. I know the error isn't earth-shattering, but given the importance of the storyline to Edge's history, the error may as well be corrected, don't you think? --Untold Millions (talk) 06:14, 22 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does anyone remember a fire in a playhouse on this show?[edit]

My mom used to watch in the late 50s, early 60s and I have a vivid memory of it...scared me half to death. (talk) 15:29, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edge of Night[edit]

Wili article includes Harry Kramer and Hal Sims as the most recognizable voices on the show.

I believe this should be Mandel Kramer, who appeared as detective Marceau for over 20 years.

Not a fan of the show but I came across Mandel Kramer autobiography when researching Johnny Dollar (talk) 17:48, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]