Editors Announce Nominees for the 17th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards

Online Voting Available Exclusively on About.com



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Soap Opera Digest

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Soap Opera
 Digest, America's favorite soap magazine for over 25 years and the bible of
 the industry features the nominees for the 17th Annual Soap Opera Digest
 Awards in the issue hitting stands on April 24.  Featuring 17 categories (plus
 Favorite Show), the list of nominees reads like the who's who of daytime
 television.  Once again only the fans will determine the winners. This year
 they are invited to vote exclusively on the Internet by visiting About.com,
 the leading Internet network for news, information and entertainment on the
 Web, at its special site http://soapawards.about.com.
     Back again this year are the ever popular Outstanding Lead Actor and
 Outstanding Lead Actress categories, as well as Favorite Couple, Outstanding
 Scene Stealer, Villain and Supporting Actor /Actress.  New this year are
 nominations for Hero / Heroine, Outstanding Child Actor and Favorite
 Storyline.
     "For 16 years, loyal Digest readers by the tens of thousands have filled
 out ballots and mailed them in.  Our corporate merger with About.com earlier
 this year allows us to make the voting process simpler and more exciting than
 it's ever been before," says Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of Soap Opera
 Digest and Soap Opera Weekly magazines.
     Nominees for the 17th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards are all-inclusive,
 representing every daytime soap opera currently airing on the broadcast
 networks (NBC, CBS and ABC). The ballot includes descriptions of each nominee,
 nominated storyline and show.
     Detailed instructions for voting are contained in the Awards Issue.  Fans
 can access the ballot several different ways.  They can sign on to
 http://www.soapdigest.com where they will be linked to the ballot.  They can
 sign on to http://www.about.com and click on any SoapNet advertisement
 (exclusive sponsors of the Awards) or they can go directly to the special URL:
 http://soapawards.about.com to vote.  Voting begins on April 25 (12:01 AM ET)
 and ends on May 17 (11:59 PM ET).
     Published continuously since 1975, Soap Opera Digest is the #1 weekly
 source of celebrity news and program information for all 45 hours of original
 weekly television programming.  Read by over 1 million fans each week, the
 magazine produces the annual Soap Opera Digest Awards as well as local Mall
 tours and fashion events throughout the country.  Its editors regularly
 contribute their expertise to newspapers, television shows, radio broadcasts
 and other general interest magazines.
 
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 Demographics; the #1 producer and distributor of specialty video with 18
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Soap Opera
 Digest, America's favorite soap magazine for over 25 years and the bible of
 the industry features the nominees for the 17th Annual Soap Opera Digest
 Awards in the issue hitting stands on April 24.  Featuring 17 categories (plus
 Favorite Show), the list of nominees reads like the who's who of daytime
 television.  Once again only the fans will determine the winners. This year
 they are invited to vote exclusively on the Internet by visiting About.com,
 the leading Internet network for news, information and entertainment on the
 Web, at its special site http://soapawards.about.com.
     Back again this year are the ever popular Outstanding Lead Actor and
 Outstanding Lead Actress categories, as well as Favorite Couple, Outstanding
 Scene Stealer, Villain and Supporting Actor /Actress.  New this year are
 nominations for Hero / Heroine, Outstanding Child Actor and Favorite
 Storyline.
     "For 16 years, loyal Digest readers by the tens of thousands have filled
 out ballots and mailed them in.  Our corporate merger with About.com earlier
 this year allows us to make the voting process simpler and more exciting than
 it's ever been before," says Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of Soap Opera
 Digest and Soap Opera Weekly magazines.
     Nominees for the 17th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards are all-inclusive,
 representing every daytime soap opera currently airing on the broadcast
 networks (NBC, CBS and ABC). The ballot includes descriptions of each nominee,
 nominated storyline and show.
     Detailed instructions for voting are contained in the Awards Issue.  Fans
 can access the ballot several different ways.  They can sign on to
 http://www.soapdigest.com where they will be linked to the ballot.  They can
 sign on to http://www.about.com and click on any SoapNet advertisement
 (exclusive sponsors of the Awards) or they can go directly to the special URL:
 http://soapawards.about.com to vote.  Voting begins on April 25 (12:01 AM ET)
 and ends on May 17 (11:59 PM ET).
     Published continuously since 1975, Soap Opera Digest is the #1 weekly
 source of celebrity news and program information for all 45 hours of original
 weekly television programming.  Read by over 1 million fans each week, the
 magazine produces the annual Soap Opera Digest Awards as well as local Mall
 tours and fashion events throughout the country.  Its editors regularly
 contribute their expertise to newspapers, television shows, radio broadcasts
 and other general interest magazines.
 
     About PRIMEDIA
     PRIMEDIA is the new tradition in media.  With 2000 sales of $1.7 billion
 from a unique combination of traditional and new media properties, it is the
 leading targeted content and integrated marketing solution in both the
 consumer and business-to-business sectors.  The Company is the #1 special
 interest magazine publisher in the US., with more than 230 titles such as
 Seventeen, New York, Fly Fisherman, American Baby, Telephony, American
 Demographics; the #1 producer and distributor of specialty video with 18
 satellite and digital video product lines, including, Channel One Network; and
 the #1 news and information group on the Internet, with over 1,000 special
 interest web sites led by About.com.  PRIMEDIA's stock symbol is: (NYSE:   PRM).
 More information about the Company can be found at http://www.primedia.com.
 
     Contact:
     Vivien Stern / V S M P
     The Marketing Group
     PH: 914-698-4424
     VSMP2@aol.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
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