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25 November: One Black Friday, seven executions

Julie Stevens incurs her final catastrophe as too-long-beleaguered Helen Trent. (Photo: CBS.)

Julie Stevens incurs her final catastrophe over the too-long-beleaguered Romance of Helen Trent. (Photo: CBS.)

In 21st Century America, Black Friday will be the annual day of retail hell. In the America that knows the world doesn’t begin or end at the mall, of course, Black Friday is a day of mourning for old-time radio lovers. Fifty-three years later, it will still seem surreal, thinking of the day on which aired the final first-run programs of a once-venerated, once-groundbreaking comedy duo and six once-venerated (depending upon yourpoint of view) soap operas.

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