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Oliver Stone

The story of Billy Hayes and his daring escape from a Turkish prison and eventual return to a country that had blocked him from re-entry for more than 30 years is the center of "Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey" the feature-length documentary directed by veteran daytime writer Sally Sussman Morina ("The Young and the Restless," "Another World," "Days of our Lives," "Generations"). The documentary will make its U.S. debut during "The 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival" next week.
With soap operas having been on the air since “Guiding Light’s” television debut in 1952, one would think the world would know by now that soap operas aren’t the cheesy programs they’re often made out to be. But for some reason, the four remaining soaps on air — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” — continue to be stereotyped, as do the slew of former soaps that used to exist and the actors who have or currently are appearing on them.