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"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." For over one-third of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime dramaâ€™s rare mainstays. NBC's "Days of our Lives" first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a favorite among viewers of daytime television serials.
In its 47 years, "Days of our Lives" has garnered numerous Emmy Awards and nominations, as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards. The showâ€™s success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling - supported by a diverse ensemble of performers - and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, "Days of our Lives" remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.
"Days of our Lives" is set in the fictitious midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.
"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is Executive Producer, and Greg Meng and Noel Maxam are Co-Executive Producers. Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas are the Head Writing team.
Day & time
Mondays-Fridays on NBC (daytime, one-hour; check local station for time)
November 8, 1965
Noel Maxam, Greg Meng
Herb Stein, Phil Sogard, Albert Alarr, Grant A. Johnson
Marlene McPherson, Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.
Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Ryan Quan, Elizabeth Snyder, Nancy Willams Watt, Jeanne Marie Ford, John Newman, Richard Culliton, Carolyn Culliton, Janet Iacobuzio, Peter T. Rich, Lacey Dyer, Roger Schroeder, David A. Levinson
Sr. Coordinating Producers:
Janet Spellman-Rider, Tim Stevens
Music Composed by:
Ken Corday, D. Brent Nelson
Steve Reinhardt, D. Brent Nelson, Paul F. Antonelli
Juliette Harris, John Filizzola, it Girl Public Relations
Jayne Marie Kehoe
Marnie Saitta, C. S. A.
Gail Hopkins, Nina Wells, Deidre Decker-Wilson, Joleen Rizzo, Glen Alen Gutierrez
Margie Puga, Matthew Holman, Patrick Kilian, Katharine O'Neill
Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television
NBC Studios, Burbank