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As fans eagerly await new soap opera episodes, experts explore Wisconsin's ties to classic soaps

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GENOA CITY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With daytime television production largely suspended, fans of soap operas have been left waiting on major storylines that would have been coming to a head in the month of May. Instead, many are enjoying classic episodes, like those airing daily on CBS 58 including the Young and the Restless, which is one of the many popular soap operas to have Wisconsin ties.

For University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Elana Levine, it's a perfect time to release her new book “Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History.” The book looks at the influence of soaps on television as a business and storytelling medium.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Rose Schmidt explored soap opera nostalgia and the many Wisconsin ties to the industry.

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